Blessed to be a Woman

Tapsee Pannu’s hand-to-hand combat scenes with Sushant Singh in Baby which she wins without the aid of hero Akshay Kumar is a reflection of who she is – a determined and confident woman in a man’s world

Published: 05th September 2015 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2015 08:47 AM   |  A+A-

What are your thoughts about being a woman?

It’s like the biggest challenge thrown at anyone but if you know how to work it, then it’s almost like a blessing. As a child, I cribbed about being a girl because I saw boys being allowed to spend more time outside the house while I had a deadline. Today, I know if there is anyone who can multitask best, it is a woman. I agree I am a feminist but not one of those who fight for reservations. I just ask for equality, and then we need no reserved seats for anything.

So you are a feminist?

woman.jpgI am a feminist but not an extremist. I believe in equal treatment of all people and not favouring women over men. We all deserve an equal opportunity.

What are you strengths?

My confidence in myself and the people close to my life who have kept me grounded and have reaffirmed my belief in myself.

 What is your biggest advantage over men, if any?

We might have born slightly physically weaker but God compensated it with the extra mental strength.  A woman’s strength is best tested in adversity. Comment.

I agree. Only when she is in hot waters do you see her true strength.

Can you stand up and face a crisis?

Do I have an option? I have to be responsible enough to stand up in any crisis and this is regardless of being a man or woman as handling crisis is more about maturity and not about gender.

How do you deal with men who ogle at you?

Well, in my profession, I would get concerned when they don’t ogle at me. But yes, it does irritate me when they try to cross their limits by saying nasty and disrespectful things about a woman.

Do you like to celebrate the female gender? If yes, then how?

Every day is a celebration for me if I really enjoy being a female. I love to dress up well and at the same time surprise people I meet with sensible conversation.

Do you think a woman needs a man to complete her?

I think both need each other. It’s about breaking down the shackles of ego to wake up and realise that we need each other.

Who have been your idols and why?

I have looked up to many women at different situations in life but never had one particular woman to idolise. Because I always had the fear of ending up emulating her which might make me forget myself somewhere.

What quality about these women did you like ?

Some have dealt with their families perfectly, some have handled their careers well, some have shown me the strength to rise above controversies, and some have shown me that there is nothing like the ‘end of life’.


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