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Taapsee to play Irom

Updated: September 22, 2016 10:59 am

According to ‘Mumbai Mirror’ actress Taapsee Pannu has revealed that she has been approached for a biopic on Irom Sharmila, the civil rights and political activist from Manipur. There were reports that she has been signed for the film, but the “Baby” star says she is yet to read the script.

“I have been asked, but we are figuring out time when will I go and listen to the script because I’ve been running around with these things (promotions). Once ‘Pink’ releases, I’ll hear it and then see,” Taapsee said in an interview. Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila had last month broken her 16-year-old hunger strike, the world’s longest, and declared that she wants to become the chief minister so that she could repeal the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Taapsee says it is a big responsibility to take on the role of Irom Sharmila as she may face some backlash too.

“It is too big a responsibility in a lot of other ways. I have to analyse a lot of other things before I take that up. I don’t want to face backlash, which it will get if I do that role. There are a lot of things I have to consider. So let’s see,” the 29-year-old actress said.

Taapsee is currently awaiting the release of her next film Pink, also featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

 (Compiled by Nilabh Krishna)

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