Akshay-Kumar

Taapsee Pannu

Where: Thappad and Saand Ki Aankh

Why: Post the release of Pink in 2016, Taapsee Pannu has steadfastly worked on establishing her own brand of films- smartly-budgeted movies with strong messaging (Thappad and Saand Ki Aankh) that she headlines. Her off-screen choices are an extension of ‘Brand Taapsee’. She’s unafraid of expressing her opinions and uses her voice as a young, successful actress with influence, effectively. It hasn’t been the best year for films or film stars. When most are attempting to dodge the backlash by lying low, Taapsee’s decision to be in the eye of the storm is truly disruptive.




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