Mumbai, Feb. 4 -- Taapsee Pannu, who was launched in Bollywood by David Dhawan (in Chashme Baddoor, 2013), recently starred in director Neeraj Pandey's Baby. Besides being pleased about the film's run at the box office and the critical acclaim it has received, the actor had one more reason to smile when Dhawan called her to praise her performance.
The call was special for Taapsee, since she considers the film-maker her mentor in the Hindi film industry. "David sir will always be special to me, no matter how many movies I do. I have always admired his work. His call was totally unexpected. For him to sit through a movie that's very different from the genre he is associated with means a lot to me," she says.
The actor adds that Dhawan would have given her his honest feedback even if she was the one who made the call, but she is thrilled that he made the effort to reach out to her. "He spoke about my dialogue delivery, body language, fight sequences and my overall transformation as an actor from my first film," says Taapsee, who hopes to work with the film-maker again, if he finds her "worthy enough" to be part of his movies.