Most actresses get very diplomatic when asked to reveal as to what landed them up in films in the first place. The most common replies one would hear is ” it’s the ‘love of art’ that brought them to films” or they tell you I never had such plans it all happened by chance/gods grace. They seldom declare that they are in the entertainment industry to earn as much money as possible.
An actress’ life-span as a heroine is less than a decade in most cases and is more than 10 years in just very few cases.
Taapsee Pannu, who debuted as heroine opposite Dhanush in Vetrimaran’s Aadukalam, begs to differ from the rest of the pack. After starring opposite Jiiva in Vandhaan Vendraan, she moved to Tollywood where she has many projects. Returning to Tamil films after a considerable gap, she plays Aarya’s heroine in Ajith’s upcoming film and is also the heroine of Maranthen Mannithen opposite Aadhi.
She has also been roped in as Raghava Lawrence’s heroine in the sequel film Muni-3. Speaking to reporters during the sidelines of an event held recently, Tapasee said “My main intent in coming to films is to earn money….whether or not the script I’m taking up is promising enough to test my mettle as an actress hardly matters….
“I’d work sincerely in all my films irrespective of the box-office results. Money is the most important factors which drives actresses and others in the industry even though they might not agree to this. While it’s important to earn money, it’s also equally significant to save the hard-earned money. I always ensure that I’m paid as my fee the amount that I well and truly deserve,” concludes Tapasee.