Taapsee Pannu, who made her debut in Hindi cinema with David Dhawan’s Chashme Buddoor, is all set to play a full-on sardarni from Amritsar in debutant director Amit Roy’s romcom Running Shaadi.com with Kai Po Che actor Amit Sadh.
The interesting aspect of this big-ticket laughathon is that Taapsee will play a sardarni. This real-life sardarni was rejected from the audition of Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam because according to the film’s makers Taapsee did not look like a sardarni.
Smiling at the irony of it, a member of the Running Shaadi.com team says, “They said Taapsee, who is actually a Sikh, could not play a sardarni in Besharam as she didn’t look like one. Instead they signed a South Indian actress Pallavi Sharda as the sardarni and look what happened!”
While both Taapsee and Amit have been forbidden from speaking about their roles, Shoojit Sircar who co-produces the film reveals, “It’s a sweet little story set in Amritsar about these two characters who run a website on how to elope.”