Disturbed by how some communities are targeted: Taapsee Pannu
The 31-year-old, who played a lawyer in Mulk, wants to bring about a change in society through the film
After working in the critically acclaimed film Mulk, which talked about 'Islamophobia' and dealt with other social issues, Taapsee Pannu feels happy and disturbed at the same time.
"I am very happy with the way the audience has received the film, but at the same time disturbed with the way some communities are picked out and targeted by the society," Taapsee says.
The 31-year-old, who played a lawyer in Mulk, wanted to bring about a change in society through the film.
She says, "I took up this film to stand up for them and initiate a change. There were a few apprehensions initially about the character that I play, but I can now say with conviction that they have been put to rest."
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film features actors Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Prateik Babbar and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.
As Mulk will soon be telecast on the small screen, Taapsee and Anubhav want people to understand "what the film has actually tried to convey."
"I hope that with the television premiere, the message is conveyed and people realise it, thus taking that step against creating a difference," adds the actor.
Mulk, which hit the big screen in August, did not get a smooth release as it faced a lot of backlash and criticism from people.
From the audience lashing out against the subject of the film to trolling of actors and calling them "anti-national", the film was mired in several controversies.
For Sinha, making Mulk was quite challenging.
He says, "With the response the movie received during its theatrical release, I am happy to know that the Indian audience is mature and open to movies that are against the tide. Making Mulk was challenging as it not only addresses but also highlights the constant divide between the Hindus and Muslims. It is unlike any other Bollywood entertainer and was made with the intention to be heard rather than just talk about an issue on surface level."
Mulk will have its world television premiere tomorrow.