MUMBAI: Actress Taapsee Pannu announced on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that she was becoming a producer and said that she would continue to support quality content under her banner titled Outsiders Films.
Pannu has announced its first feature film “Blurr”, which will be released under its Outsiders Films banner.
Billed as a âsiege edge thriller,â âBlurrâ will be directed by Ajay Bahl, known for films like âBA Passâ and âSection 375â.
Pannu, who announced the film on Twitter, said she supports the project with Zee Studios and Echelon Productions.
And here is the first of the slate
The cold at the height of the thrill! #FLURR! @ZeeStudios_ #OutsidersFilms & @echelonmumbai come together for an edge of the siege thriller. Realized by #AjayBahl. @itsvishal_rana @pranjalnk #PawanSony pic.twitter.com/Z4k0IsukXB
– taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 15, 2021
Bahl co-wrote the story for “Blurr” with Pawan Sony.
Param Gill and Kabir Lal are credited as co-producers.
Known for her critically acclaimed performances in Hindi-language films such as âPink,â âMulk,â âManmarziyaanâ and âThappad,â the 33-year-old actress said the decision to go into film production was organic.
After being in the entertainment industry for over a decade, Taapsee has teamed up with Pranjal Khandhdiya, a creator and content producer on films like âSuper 30â, âSoormaâ, âPikuâ and her upcoming “Rashmi Rocket” film to launch Outsiders Films.
âI was very sure directing wasn’t my cup of tea. Production was something I thought I could pull off. As an actor, I love acting, I couldn’t take my attention away and focus on something else when I’m on a set. “So the day I have a partner who could handle the groundwork, while I’m concentrating on my acting job, that’s when I associates and starts a production. That’s when Pranjal came in, âTaapsee told PTI.
The actor said she was excited to expand her horizons as a producer.
âI didn’t think twice when he asked me if I would like to partner with him, I said, I would love to. And from that point on, I was never really stressed by the practicality of things and I gladly jumped into this new label of being a producer. “
Taapsee, who made her acting debut with famed director K Raghavendra Rao’s Telugu romantic musical in 2010, “Jhummandi Naadam,” said she would continue to star and support films she firmly believes in.
âOne thing that Pranjal and I have maintained is that I will only produce the kind of movies that Iâm a part of. It doesn’t mean that I have to be a part of every movie that I produce. It means the kind of movies that Iâm a part of. I will produce are the ones that people know me as an actor for. That continuity and consistency will be there because I can’t give a movie the green light unless and until I think I am an audience for it. She said.
The Delhi-born actor said Outsiders Films was a fitting name for his production house.
âPranjal and I both come from humble backgrounds, that’s when the name Outsiders Films clicked with us. We aim to produce meaningful, entertaining and quality content,â she added. .
Pannu has a series of upcoming films including the Hindi titles “Loop Lapeta”, “Rashmi Rocket”, “Dobaaraa”, “Shabaash Mithu” and a Telugu film “Mishan Impossible”.
She was seen more recently in ‘Haseen Dillruba’.