Mumbai, Dec. 29 -- Taapsee Pannu played a spunky city girl in her Bollywood debut film, Chashme Baddoor (2013). But now the actor is branching out with her role in director Shoojit Sircar's next. In the movie, Taapsee plays a conservative Muslim girl and she's been studying up for the same. So much so, that she decided to spend some time around New Year's Eve with her Muslim friend and her family in Agra, observing their behaviour.
Currently, Taapsee is in Delhi and she is scheduled to reach Agra around December 30. A source close to the actor says, "Her friend was going to her hometown (Agra) and aksed Taapsee to come with her. She found this offer to be perfectly timed as she was thinking of how she will prepare for her role."
In the film, Taapsee is playing the female lead opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. The movie - which is also the directorial debut of cinematographer Amit Roy who has films such as Sarkar (2005) and Rann (2010) to his credit - is set to go on the floors in February 2015.
When asked about this, Taapsee confirms the development, saying, "I had mentioned to my friend about the film and the role I am doing in it. She was kind enough to suggest that I should tag along with her to Agra. I haven't stayed in the city for long; I've only visited it for a couple of hours at most. My character in the movie is a local from Agra, and I thought it would be nice to go and observe things and perhaps study the people's mannerisms."