“A new star-hierarchy will emerge if the OTT continues to dominate” – Taapsee Pannu
2020 was no doubt the worst year we’ve seen. How did the year treat you?
No doubt 2020 was one of the worst years we’ve seen. That was true worldwide. Other than that, the very fact that we’ve survived 2020 is reason to feel positive. So much worse could have happened. But it didn’t. So I’d rather look at the half-full glass.
Your biggest takeaway of 2020?
My biggest takeaway of the year was to value the present, to live every moment that has been gifted to us, rather than make plans for the future because no matter how much you plan, there is no guarantee about the future. So just live your life to the fullest at this moment. Do not invest too much in the future. I always believed too much planning about one’s life and goals is very frustrating. This year reinstated my belief in living in the present.
So no plans for 2021?
Not anything that is not my hands. I’d like to make sure that I make the best of every moment I have, in my professional and personal life.
Thappad proved quite a triumph for you?
Yes, Thappad was good kick-start of the year for me. I was very happy as I had really good projects to follow as well. The pandemic cut short all my plans. The theatrical run of Thappad was also cut short. Nonetheless I feel proud to be part of a film that will be remembered for years. It was one of the most talked-about films of the year. Movies come and go. Very few are talked about much longer than their lifespan on screen.