Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu recalls she was rejected for a catalogue shoot for Satya Paul during her college days. The designer label was looking for a saree model, she said.
Taapsee revealed that she appeared ‘too young’ to the designer label to be cast as a saree model. Taapsee Pannu claimed that she tried her hand at modeling during her second year of engineering because she wanted to spend her money as she pleased.
Her mother took out about Rs. 40,000 from her savings and hired a Noida studio to create her portfolio. Taapsee claimed that the photographer had urged her to participate in an ad shoot the following day and that she had received offers of Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5,000 per ad.
She also said that she would often get ads for clothes or similar brands. Asked if she shot for saree ads, Taapsee told The Lallantop, ‘Actually my first… it was a shoot for a big designer. I was rejected for a saree ad for them.’ Taapsee added, ‘I can (name them) actually now. It was a catalogue shoot for Satya Paul.
They needed a model for their sarees. It wasn’t even a month since I got my portfolio. I had just started my second year and they felt I was too young for a sari model.
They wanted someone, who looks like a woman.’ Remembering her modelling says she said,’ You’re almost treated like an object – in a showroom you try on ten pieces and then decide which one to get. Here, 10-15 models show themselves off and let one person decide’ Taapsee now has an interesting line up of films.
These include a sequel to her thriller Haseen Dilruba written by Kanika Dhillon. Titled Phir Aayi Haseen Dilruba, the film will also feature Vikrant Massey and Sunny Kaushal.
She also has Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the pipeline. Backed by JIO Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment and Rajkumar Hirani Films, the film is slated for a theatrical release in on December 22, 2023.