Taapsee Pannu ridicules Telugu director K Raghavendra Rao over his ‘navel’ obsession. Watch video

Actor Taapsee Pannu has ridiculed Telugu filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao, who introduced her to Telugu audience in 2010 with Jhummandi Naadam. Earlier, she had written a heartfelt post on social media recalling the unfair treatment she was subjected to in the Indian film industry.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: July 10, 2017 11:38 am
Taapsee Pannu, K Raghavendra Rao , taapsee pannu image Actor Taapsee Pannu takes a dig at Raghavendra Rao

Actor Taapsee Pannu seems to miss no opportunity to hold the mirror to the Indian film industry that usually treats the female actors as inferior to their male counterparts in terms of salary and onscreen characters. Taapsee has ridiculed popular Telugu filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao over his interest in exploring the navels of heroines to create a sensuous experience for the audience on the big screen.

During a conversation with members of East India Comedy, Taapsee was asked what kind of image she enjoys in the south Indian film industry. “In the South, they think I can only pull off glamorous roles. When they saw ‘Pink’ and ‘(Naam) Shabana’, they were like, oh, she can even act,” she said.

When she was asked as to why the filmmakers down south are so fascinated about navel. “If I knew about this in my research before I’d gone to the South I would’ve worked on my navel. I clearly didn’t. The first day, they started with a song itself. And they are shooting a song which is the obsession over midriff,” she said.

“The director who launched me is known to have the Midas touch in terms of launching actresses. He has launched Sridevi, Jayasudha at that point.So it was his 105th movie with me,” she recalled.

“I saw Sridevi’s and others’ videos. Everyone had flowers and fruits thrown at them. My turn came and I don’t know, maybe I was not prepared as I told you, they threw a coconut at me. I don’t know what is so sensuous about a coconut hitting my midriff,” she added.

Taapse made her acting debut in Telugu in 2010 with Jhummandi Naadam, which was directed by Raghavendra. Earlier, she had written a heartfelt post on social media recalling the unfair treatment she was subjected to in the Indian film industry.

Taapsee has been gaining a lot of traction in the film fraternity after delivering a gripping performance in 2016 film Pink.

Taapsee is returning to Telugu cinema with Anando Brahma, a horror comedy. She played a cameo in Dongaata that came out in 2015. She was also seen in The Ghazi Attack, which had a Telugu release too. However, Anando Brahma will be her first straight Telugu film in two years.

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  1. S
    Jul 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm
    She should have said NO to the Director n got media attention as she is drawing now. Anyways better late than NEVER stop acting Telugu movies as it is no producer can ever get back what he invest on you ...... sad Tapsee... reminded of the story a boy cutting the branch he is sitting .....thts the Moral Moral
    1. M
      Jul 11, 2017 at 12:37 am
      She has done quite a few so called "south Indian style" films happily.That time she didn't have any cimplaints.Now after doing a couple of films in Bollywood she makes fun of the films,No respect for ppl who made her star,
      1. N
        Jul 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm
        The Director's Nick name is Devendra due to this reason he likes to give more priority of certain provocative parts of female characters in all his Films.Basically the Film Director belongs to Masions community and his tastes matches with the mhass community who like to watch semi blue films and get aroused with the Steamy scenes.He arranges Partners to Heros and Heroines.