Judwaa 2 actor Taapsee Pannu’s bikini picture from one of the sequences of her film ‘Judwaa 2’ has grabbed eyeballs and made all sorts of headlines. But it’s nothing of this that made the actor worry even a bit because her biggest concerns were if her fans would accept this avatar and if she would be able to stand anywhere near to Jacqueline Fernandez, who is one of the hottest women in Bollywood.
“I wasn’t nervous to flaunt bikini but my only concern was how my audience will receive it because they have not seen me like this. But I guess the nervousness was pretty much sorted after the trailer launched. I didn’t bother much since then. Now, I am very confident and excited. Our film song, Aa toh sahi, was the last song we shot for the film,” said the 30-year-old actor.
She clarified that while she hasn’t worn a bikini on screen, she has often showed off her bikini body during her vacations. “Beach destination has always been my favourite. I’ve been wearing bikinis whenever I have been out on holidays. So, it wasn’t like I was conscious about wearing a bikini but it is now that I got a body which was worth wearing a bikini on screen.”
But was getting a hot body a cake walk for the actor? Well not really! Taapsee further explained all that she had to do to get into this bikini zone.
“Let me just tell you, when peoole say this film is all about wearing good clothes, looking hot or about dancing. Guys, do it for once and you will realise how hard it is. I know that portraying a character is hard work but this is in no way any less. Since the moment I joined Judwaa 2, I have been working out for two and a half hours. I used to play squash for an hour and gym for 1.5 hours which included basic weight training for tone up. As far as diet is concerned, I used to have gluten and lactose free diet till the last shot of Judwaa 2. And regular detox which I used to do with my naturopath because your body keeps producing toxins that you need to get rid of.”
So, what happened when the shoot schedule got over?
“The day I wrapped up the film shoot, my dinner was two servings, in fact, two plates of cake. Then I came to Delhi for my birthday. I didn’t cut a cake but had two huge Bhaturas. That was a treat for me but a shock for my body,” laughed Taapsee.
But all of it kept aside, Taapsee reiterated the fact that more than any other thing she stressed about sharing the screen space with her co-star Jacqueline Fernandez. “That was the stress. Varun and Jacqueline are known to have best bodies in the industry. I didn’t want to look like a sore thumb who looks odd one out of the three. So, that was a stress for sure.”
But she continued that Jacky and Varun were quite supportive throughout the shoot of the film. She said, “Jacqueline is the happiest personality I’ve ever come across in the industry. She is always supportive and encouraging. Varun on the other hand, I remember when I had to wear a mesh top on the bikini for a sequence, he kept saying ‘but you have such a good body.’ I am like -‘yeah, we showed that, now for some time lets keep the mesh top on.’ It was a shocker for them too since none of them had seen me like this before.”
The actor had received backlash too for sporting a bikini but Taapsee said she was too happy to spend her positive energies on such negative things. In fact, she had earlier told us that how her sister was ready with a bikini picture of herself in order to give it back to the trollers.
Taapsee plays the character of Saamara in Judwaa 2. The David Dhawan directorial is an official remake of Salman Khan-starrer Judwaa. The film, which has Salman’s special appearance in the climax, is all set to hit the screens on September 29.