The girl from Ludhiana, Taapsee, is hot property in south India today. The year's chartbuster Yathe Yathe..., composed by G V Prakash for Aadukalam, was picturised on her, and lyricist Snehan had said that he was able to write the song after seeing Taapsee's "milky white complexion". Irene, the character she played in the film, provided Taapsee the perfect launch in Tamil cinema.
Today, all top Kollywood heroes want her for their films, though she has signed only Vandhaan Vendraan with Jiiva. The actress has become busy in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. She has signed her first film in Hindi — David Dhawan's remake of Sai Paranjpye's 1981 romantic comedy Chashme Buddoor. Taapsee tells CT, "I had finalized David Dhawan's remake of Chashme Buddoor a few months ago and was waiting for their official announcement. I'm very excited as I'm doing the role made memorable by Deepti Naval. I think it is a big break for me in Hindi cinema." Meanwhile, this Vishu (April 15), Taapsee's first Malayalam film Doubles will hit screens. Says Taapsee, "I play the pivotal role of Saira Banu in Doubles.
I sport a purda throughout the film. Doubles tells the story of twins, played by Mammootty sir and Nadiya Moidu, and how my character changes their life and causes misunderstanding between them. I do not play the love interest of Mammootty sir and there is a big twist in the end." Taapsee's policy is clear — do as many films in the south and learn the art of doing commercial cinema. This, she believes, will help her to do Hindi films that depend on southern content these days. Says Taapsee,
"The characters I've got so far are not that of typical glam girls; there's a lot of depth in the roles. I'm doing films with directors like Krishna Vamsi, and Kannan. I'm very choosy about the characters I play. In Tamil, I'm flooded with offers but will accept them only if the role excites me."