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Taapsee Pannu is living her best life and making the most of it

With four back-to-back releases this year, she may be one of the busiest actors in Bollywood. And there's no stopping her

BY Rajeev Masand | August 8th, 2019

It’s Sunday morning but there isn’t a quiet moment at the Pannu residence. You can hear the sound of a domestic help pottering about in the kitchen, even as Taapsee, dressed in comfortable casuals, is finishing some business on the phone, and her flatmate, her younger sister Shagun, is attending to chores around the house.

The apartment itself, on the 12th floor of a suburban high-rise, is elegantly decorated with bric-abrac that the sisters have picked up over their frequent travels. “We did a road trip through Europe two years ago and picked up a lot of stuff then,” Taapsee reveals. Vacations are big with the Pannu sisters. This year they’ve already been to Mauritius, last year they did a diving holiday in Bali.

It’s hard to figure out how she squeezes in one or two breaks a year when she’s making four or five films annually, schlepping between Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai, unwilling to give up Telugu and Tamil films even as her star continues to rise in Bollywood.

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Taapsee Pannu charms us for ELLE’s August issue.

Bralette, stylist’s own. Viscose and wool blazer, INR 109,000, wool pants, INR 54,500, both Dries Van Noten. Gold-plated brass earrings, INR 5,500, Studio Metallurgy.
Leather shirt, INR 1,95,800, Ermanno Scervino. Wool skirt, INR 56,000, Kristina Fidelskaya. Gold-plated brass necklace, INR 2,550, Zohra India. 18K gold-plated rings, INR 3,300, both Tanzire.
 
Duchess satin dress, price on request, Tarun Tahiliani. 18K gold-plated and bakelite earrings, INR 23,900, Aurelie Bidermann.
 
Khadi wool dress, INR 63,500, Rajesh Pratap Singh. Brass and crystal earrings, INR 22,000, Erdem.
Khadi wool dress, INR 63,500, Rajesh Pratap Singh. Brass and crystal earrings, INR 22,000, Erdem.
Silk embroidered dress, INR 3,42,000, Naeem Khan. 22K gold-plated and black perspex earrings, INR 5,000, Suhani Pittie.
Econyl bikini, price on request, Verandah. Silk georgette shirt, INR 15,500, viscose crepe skirt, INR 28,500, both Shahab Durazi. Silver and gold-plated necklace, INR 3,000, Tanzire.
Satin dress, price on request, Michael Kors. Viscose jacket, INR 74,790, GCDS. Gold-plated earrings, INR 2,900 Zohra India.
Jersey dress, price on request, Kristina Fidelskaya. Leather boots, INR 15,000, Michael Kors.
 
Khadi wool dress, INR 63,500, Rajesh Pratap Singh. Brass and crystal earrings, INR 22,000, Erdem.
Jersey dress, price on request, Kristina Fidelskaya. 18K gold-plated necklace, INR 9,435, Tanzire.
Satin shirt, INR 16,095, 431-88 by Shweta Kapur. 3D embellished lace pants, INR 35,000, Amit Aggarwal. Brass earrings, INR 2,500, Zohra
 
Bralette, stylist’s own. Viscose and wool blazer, INR 109,000, wool pants, INR 54,500, both Dries Van Noten. Gold-plated brass earrings, INR 5,500, Studio Metallurgy.

Photograph: Bikramjit Bose / Feat.artists; Styling: Rahul Vijay; Hair: Amit Thakur; Make-up: Akgun Manisali / Inega; Hospitality courtesy: SOFITEL Mauritius Imperial Resort & Spa; Special thanks to Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.