Taapsee Pannu: I used to defend Karisma Kapoor saying that she is the best actress

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Taapsee Pannu, last seen in Akshay Kumar starrer BABY, has replaced ROCKSTAR babe Nargis Fakhri in a skincare brand endorsement deal. “Yes I have signed a skincare brand for next two years. I do know the name that you have taken was there before me. Technically, you may call it replacing but the fact is that she had a tenure which got over. And when I was approached for it, I joined in,” confirms Taapsee.

TAAPSEE PANNU and KARISMA KAPOOR
TAAPSEE PANNU and KARISMA KAPOOR

Taapsee feels brand endorsements give you a scope to reach to a wider audience. She says, “I have always been keen on promoting brands and it’s beneficial. I feel endorsements provide a chance to the actors to get closer to the audience because TV has bigger approach than movies. Films just come twice or thrice in a year. However, brands help to form an image and audiences also easily connect with it.”

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But Taapsee won’t just blindly sign brand endorsement deals. “I will not sign all the brands that come my way. I want to endorse products that reflect the age I belong to, which I truly believe in. Because if I go associating with all the products, people start looking up to you and believing you in a certain way. They adore you and will go on your words.”

Ask Taapsee as a child if she too crazily followed any celebrity went ahead and acquired the brand and she recollects, “I faintly remember I used to buy the same candy brand, which actress Karisma Kapoor used to endorse.”

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She further reveals about her fondness for Karisma Kapoor. “I was a big fan of Karisma. In fact, I used to every time defend her saying that she is the best actress. I have even danced on her songs in parties and get-togethers.”

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Though Taapsee was an ardent fan of Karisma, she never really followed in her steps closely or even imitated her. “Today, as an actress I have to try my own approach instead of imitating anyone. Today when I watch the movies, I don’t look it that way as I used to in my childhood days. If I start looking at other actresses with that admiration, then I will start copying them,” says the no-nonsense actress.

Meanwhile, Taapsee is waiting for her upcoming film AGRA KA DAABRA to go on floors soon.

 

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