With four Hindi releases, ‘Dil Junglee’, ‘Soorma’, ‘Mulk’ and ‘Manmarziyaan’ and a Telugu film ‘Neevevaro’, 2018 saw much of the actor but in all the different nuances.
Pannu believes that last year was crucial, as it made her trust her instincts even more.
“It’s the confidence I’ve gained over the years … With certain movies, you know I will not be abused.” With most of my films, I’m so confident, they may make fewer numbers than we think. People would speak, but they will appreciate the effort, 2018 was a crucial year for me in terms of having confidence in my choices, which I now have, and I know that my path is such that I am surprising my audience so far. want. The day that begins to be predictable, will be my downfall. So I’m going down that road, “the actor told a news agency in an interview.
Pannu said that taking on different roles in the movies in a row was a conscious effort.
“I wanted to make sure I made a lot of films because then I’ll have the fear of repeating myself, it was a planned decision to make different films every year,” he added.
The actor said, this year too, she will follow a similar path.
His first release is the mystery thriller, ‘Badla’, in which he meets with his co-star ‘Pink’ Amitabh Bachchan in another lawyer-client narrative at his center.
The film is an official remake of the Spanish film ‘Contratiempo’ (‘The Invisible Guest’) of 2016 and is co-produced.
Indian audiences have not been very receptive to the remakes of international mystery thrillers, but Pannu said the same story feels new when it’s made for a different audience.
“Especially, when a big change like gender investment is part of the script, it changes a lot,” he added.
The actor who plays the murder accused Naina Sethi, the role that was originally rehearsed by Spanish actor Mario Casas. Bachchan will be seen as the defense lawyer Badal Gupta, a role played by Blanca Martínez.
Pannu revealed that he saw the film all at once and knew that he wanted to work in the direction of Sujoy Ghosh but with a warning.
“I told Sujoy, ‘I wanted to make that character and not the one you asked me to do.’ He was kind enough to let the producer agree to exchange the genre,” he said.
The actor said that since the film was already so brilliant, the director took his sweet moment trying to improve the story for the Indian public.
“He said he needed time and that’s the excuse he gives me to say no initially before joining in. As an actor, I was very excited to do this role, but as a director, he will not copy or paste the story.” . ”
Re-teaming with Bachchan may appear to take advantage of his successful ‘Pink’ post, but Pannu said the mega-star casting was an organic decision.
“First I signed the contract, months later, Mr. Sujoy and Bachchan came on board, it was simply because I wanted to do that part, and for the other role we needed someone with the right age, appearance and appearance of the character that could convincingly Someone who could There are not many actors who have that talent in any industry, so Mr. Bachchan was the obvious choice as someone who could capture attention for so long. of ‘Pink’ happening, “he said.
The actor referred to the film as a roller coaster in climbing, which requires the viewer to take the brain with them to theaters.
“It’s not a movie for those who do not want to take their brains with them.At present, every good movie has its audience.A film like ‘Total Dhamaal’ can do the kind of numbers it is doing because there is no denying that there is a I can understand that the audience has done so many things in their day that they do not want to use their brain, they just want to relax and relax without thinking, look at that movie, I also did a ‘Judwaa 2’, I understand. they see the entertainment beyond the meaningless movies they are also a certain type of audience, they will come, “he said.
This year, Pannu will be seen playing an ISRO scientist in ‘Mission Mangal’, which is being touted as the first space movie in India and a sniper in the biopic drama ‘Saand Ki Aankh’.
“Mission Mangal” is a story that has nothing to do with the jingoism or patriotism that can be seen in Hindi movies today, he said.
In ‘Saand Ki Aankh’, which will tell the story of the world’s oldest shooters, Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, the actor shares the screen with Bhumi Pednekar.