Taapsee Pannu, Tahir Raj Bhasin cast in Looop Lapeta, Hindi adaptation of German classic Run Lola Run, confirms actress
Taapsee Pannu will begin shooting for Looop Lapeta in Goa during April.
Taapsee Pannu will play the lead role in the Hindi adaptation of German cult classic Run Lola Run, says Mumbai Mirror. Originally depicted by actress Franka Potente, Pannu will get on board the film, which will have Tahir Raj Bhasin stepping into Moritz Bleibtreu’s shoes to play her boyfriend, adds the report. The film is scheduled to release on 29 January, 2021.
The film is titled Looop Lapeta, and will see ad filmmaker Aakash Bhatia come as the director.
Confirming the news to the publication, the actress says she was fortunate to play content-heavy, author-backed roles at the moment. Mirror quotes her as saying, "Savi is a quirky, insane addition to my repertoire. I love how an iconic film like Run Lola Run has been adapted for the Indian milieu without losing its edge, and more excitingly, it’s been laced with amazingly cheeky straight-faced humour."
Taapsee also released a statement on social media announcing the film.
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Right, so here's yet another announcement from my stable. I'm on a roll. Or shall I say in a loop? Stoked to announce Sony Picture India and Ellipsis Entertainment's crazy thriller-comedy, "LOOOP LAPETA", an adaptation of the cult classic "Run Lola Run." Looking forward to the roller-coaster with my director Aakash Bhatia, my co-star, Tahir Raj Bhasin and the amazing folks at Ellipsis Entertainment (Tanuj, Atul) and Sony! Mark your calendar for 29th Jan, 2021! @tahirrajbhasin @sonypicturesin @ellipsisentertainment @Bhatiaakash @tanuj.garg @atulkasbekar @vivekkrishnani @Aayush_Blm #loooplapeta
The film is set to go on the floors in Goa in April, and has Dr Vinay Chhawal and Ketan Pedgaonkar on board as writers.
Run Lola Run was Germany’s entry for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category in 1999. Though it missed the Oscar, the film won at the Toronto International Film Festival, and got the audience vote at the Sundance Film Festival.
Pannu has an interesting collection of films in the pipeline. The actress is scheduled for Thappad, Shabaash Mithu, Rashmi Rocket, Haseen Dilruba, an Anurag Kashyap supernatural thriller, as well as a South Indian thriller in the near future.
While Thappad narrates the story of a wife's struggle against domestic violence, Shabaash Mithu is an upcoming biopic on the captain of the Indian Women's Cricket team Mithali Raj. Directed by Rahul Dholakia (of Parzania, Raees-fame), and written by Priya Aven, the first look poster of the film was recently unveiled.
The new poster of Anurag Kashyap's directorial Dobaaraa features Taapsee, along with Pavail Gulati and Rahul Bhat caught inside the television sets.
In an interview recently, ahead of the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, Kareena, upon being asked about people wanting to boycott the film, she stated, "I think it’s only a section of people that are trolling."
"I cannot talk about others in the industry, but for me and Anurag, it has become a joke," said the Dobaaraa actress.