Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

Taapsee Pannu on Relationship, Red Flags, Nepotism, Success & Shah Rukh Khan | FO 158 Raj Shamani

January 17, 2024 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
Taapsee Pannu on Relationship, Red Flags, Nepotism, Success & Shah Rukh Khan | FO 158 Raj Shamani
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00:00 - Introduction 
02:47 - Taapsee Pannu's journey 
07:39 - First Film and first earning for her 
09:31 - Can content creators become actors?
13:49 - Secret behind Taapsee's personality
15:39 - Taapsee's relationship with her father 
20:59 - Taapsee's confidence and her personal development 
23:00 - Taapsee's first love 
24:00 - Romantic relationships, dating for actors and her take on it 
27:54 - Boy Vs. Man
30:32 - Red flags of a relationship
34:48 - Taapsee on hunting the perfect scripts for her movie
37:54 - What do you need to grow in Film Industry
39:00 - Nepotism & Favouritism in Film Industry
43:50 - Good Marketing can make anyone a Star
45:43 - Thappad 
50:48 - Impact of movies in India
51:33 - Working with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan
53:01 - Her idea of respect and love for co-actors
54:07 - Her observation about Mr. Shah Rukh Khan 
56:37 - Mr. Shah Rukh Khan's marketing skills
58:55 - Taapsee's take on Animal 
1:03:00 - Conclusion


In today’s episode of Figuring Out, we have Taapsee Pannu in conversation with Raj Shamani. She is loved for her movies like Thappad, Pink, Badla, Naam Shabana, and Saand ki Aankh. Her choice of roles has always reflected her thought leadership personality. And that’s what you will see in today’s podcast: Taapsee’s raw, unfiltered, candid thoughts, opinions, and life experiences.

In this episode, she shared how she went from being a great student at school to being an engineer to being an actor. She shared her first movie experience and how much she earned in her first movie. We talked about why creators can’t be stars and what it means to be an actual star. She shared her relationship with her dad and how she strategically convinces him for various decisions. This was the most fun part of our conversation and I’m sure, you will have a great laugh! We also talked about what it means to be a ‘Man’ in a relationship, and what are some red flags in a relationship. She also talked about her decade-long relationship and what made both of them stick along for so long.

We discussed what it takes apart from talent to make it big in the film industry, we also talked about her movie ‘Thappad’ and the thought process behind it. Towards the end, we talked about her friendship with Amitabh Bachchan and her experience and memories with Shah Rukh Khan. We also talked about different parameters to understand the success of a movie. 

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