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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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.