Tapsee Pannu says that it was important for her to take a break by doing Judwaa 2 after two intense movies. The actress had previously been seen in Pink, the National Award winning movie and Naam Shabana.
Speaking to a leading Indian daily, she said, “I have no qualms in admitting that the reason I chose a film like Judwaa 2 was to avoid being typecast. I thought, before people typecast me, saying, ‘Oh, she can only do hard-hitting, intense roles’ and put me in the category of offbeat actresses, I should shock and surprise them. I hate being called an offbeat actress and I don’t consider myself one as my films have been a huge commercial success. Judwaa 2 is an attempt to surprise the audience and surprises have always worked in my favour. In Baby, people loved my 10-minute role which was a surprise to many; in Pink, when people thought that apart from Mr Bachchan nobody else would get the limelight, I did make a mark, and so was the case with Naam Shabana. After all these films, when people might have thought that this is working for her and she might continue doing these kind of films, here I am, playing a typical Bollywood heroine because I know that I can carry that off as well.”
Taapsee said that doing Judwaa 2 was special to her since the original Judwaa (1998) was one of her favourite films during her childhood. She also said that she was around 9 years old when the original Judwaa had released and since then she has remembered dialogues, scenes, lyrics from the original movie. “My memories of Judwaa are so strong that I remember the lyrics better than Varun Dhawan. When I shot for Chashme Baddoor with David (Dhawan) sir in Mauritius, on the last day of the shoot, I forced David sir to shoot Oonchi Hai Building with me as a promotional video, without having any idea that four years later, I would get to do this film,” she said.