Taapsee Pannu has become a familiar face in Hindi cinema, thanks to films like Baby and Pink, among others. She's not just carving a niche for herself with the films she chooses, but is also making way for actresses to opt for a profit-sharing basis, instead of an upront remuneration for films, a practice common to male actors in the industry.
“I did my last Telugu film on a profit-sharing basis. I shared the profit with my producer as the film had no hero, and the concept was brilliant. I can understand the plight of a producer when there is no hero,” Taapsee says, adding “I told him that I would not charge a fee, but take a share of the profit.”
However, the actress, whose upcoming films include Soorma and Mulk, says that she cannot use the same strategy in Bollywood. “I have worked in the South Indian film industry for eight years, and I have to build a certain rapport with the people there; so I can take that risk. I have done so many films there, that people in B and C centres also know me,” opines Taapsee.
“When it comes to Hindi cinema, I am new. I might opt for profit-sharing in the future. The day B and C centre audiences know me well here, I can take the risk. The day I’m sure people will come to watch my films, I will do that deal,” she adds.