Taapsee Pannu believes that the reason her acting has been considered "natural" and "believable" so far is because she makes a "conscious effort" to stay connected to the real world.
"It's extremely important to be disconnected and stay real and get outside because if all the time you are going to live around the industry people, how are you going to know what reality is or the real people, whose story you are going to tell on the big screen," Taapsee said.
"That is why it has always been a conscious effort on my part. I can count on my fingers the number of friends I have.It's all because I really want to keep it real on screen and the fact that people find me very real and natural and believable on screen is because I'm connected to the real world," she adds.The actor rose to prominence with her role in Neeraj Pandey's Baby but it was Pink which earned her critical acclaim in Bollywood and she says the Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury-directed thriller "was my biggest pay back to Delhi girls."
The actor hails from a non-filmy background, when asked about it, she says, "I'm a very proud outsider and even more proud underdog. If you're an outsider then you get people like Shoojit Sircar or Neeraj Pandey who believe in you and keep on giving you good roles."