“I’m not that person. You get what you see."
A video of Taapsee Pannu getting annoyed and schooling the paparazzi a few weeks ago went viral on social media.
The video showed Taapsee getting inside her car, while the paparazzi held the car’s door.
Taapsee was visibly irritated and she told the photographers “Aise mat karo (don’t do like this),” while expressing her disapproval.
In a recent interview, the actor reacted to it and said that she is often labelled as arrogant, but she is just asking for basic human respect for space.
She said that it was an intrusion of her personal space.
Talking about the paparazzi following her, Taapsee said: “It does bother me because, after a point, I realised that they are doing it knowing they are going to irk me.
“Why will you hold my car’s door when I have gotten in?
“This is intruding on my private space.
“Imagine if you are getting into your car and there are people who have held the car door and not letting you shut the door and shoving the camera in your face, will you like it?
“Any person, regardless of being a girl or boy, would you like it?”
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She added: “I walk without bodyguards.
“Just because of that, you have the liberty to shove your cameras and mike into me, physically, and not give me a regular human being’s breathing space just because I’m a public figure.
“It gives you the liberty to violate my personal space.
“And then, obviously, the icing on the cake becomes when the media make headlines that I’m arrogant.
“If I’m arrogant to ask for basic human respect of space, then please call me arrogant, but I will not just try to sugar-coat and be this good girl because I’m in front of this camera.
“I’m not that person. You get what you see.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee Pannu has a few big projects lined up for the next year.
She will be seen with Shah Rukh Khan in his next, Dunki.
She will also be seen in Woh Ladki Hai Kahan.
In her latest release, Blurr, Taapsee Pannu plays a double role.
It is her first production and was released on an OTT platform recently.
Helmed by Ajay Bahl, the film also stars Abhilash Thapaliyal and Gulshan Devaiah in the lead roles.