'Why question us for taking risk and not others'
Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu recently addressed the controversy surrounding the age of her and co-star Bhumi Pednekar's characters in Saand Ki Aankh, saying they have been bombarded with questions whereas male actors are often hailed as risk takers for playing roles beyond their age or of different sexual orientation.
In a long post on social media, the actor questioned why they should be called to justify their stand when the likes of Aamir Khan and Anupam Kher escaped the negativity for their roles in 3 Idiots and Saaransh in the past.
"Have we really lost the shoulder along with our spine to support people who venture out of their comfort zone to bring about a change? Or it's just reserved for two females, who, at the relatively nascent stage of their career, venture out to do something, which we were told, most of the people turned down?," Taapsee wrote.
The trailer of Saand Ki Aankh, sparked a debate on social media about why Taapsee and Bhumi, were playing women double their age.
Actor Neena Gupta, 60, also weighed in on the controversy.