The upcoming film of Anubhav Sinha, Thappad, with Taapsee Pannu in the leading role made the right buzz due to his strong, gut-wrenching the storyline and alleged domestic abuse. One of the scenes that stand out is Pavail Gulati, Taapsee’s husband slapping her at a function.
The actor spilled beans on what he thought while slapping the actress in an interview with a daily. He stated ”I was very nervous before the scene as slapping someone isn’t the nicest thing in the world. While you are already under the pressure of pulling off that scene, then are some technical aspects involved where the slap has to be from the correct angle and have the correct impact. All this took me six takes. And then Taapsee came up to me and said, ‘Just don’t think about anything. Ghumake laga de’! Finally, we got the seventh one right.”
Talking about his experience of working with Tapsee, he said, “I had never met Taapsee before. I was just coming out of one film directly into another one. Anubhav Sinha introduced me to her. I saw her and went to shake hands with her and she came forward and hugged me. As she too is an outsider in this industry, she understood where I was coming from. We are very good friends now. I call her up for advice every now and then. She gets angry for calling her for everything as she wants me to make my own decisions. I ask her everything I want to know.”
Helmed by Anubhav Sinha, Thappad is about Taapsee, an affluent upper-middle-class woman who demands a divorce from her husband after he slaps her publicly at a gathering. The film follows the pivotal roles of Manav Kaul, Dia Mirza, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, and Ram Kapoor. Thappad is produced by Anubhav Sinha and Bhushan Kumar and will be released on 28 February.