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Pavail Gulati slapped me 7 times to get the perfect 'Thappad' shot: Taapsee Pannu reveals

Pavail Gulati slapped me 7 times to get the perfect 'Thappad' shot: Taapsee Pannu reveals

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Feb 2020, 12:00 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Actress Taapsee Pannu has revealed that she was slapped seven times by co-star Pavail Gulati to get the perfect shot in her upcoming Hindi film Thappad.

Thappad's trailer, which was released last week, shows Amrita (Pannu) divorced her husband (Gulati) for slapping her once.

"I was being smacked all over multiple times to get the right shot. In the motion picture it's just one, however, Pavail was apprehensive to the point that we finished the shot in 7 retakes," she said in an interview with News 18.

She further said, "I think in my entire film, I had not given such a significant number of retakes. It was distinctly for this shot I needed to give such huge numbers of retakes. We were specific to take care of business. Since it was a significant shot and we couldn't undermine it.

Anubhav (chief) first just disclosed to me that the slapping shot must be exact. So that when the audience sees it on 60 mm, it should look impactful. However, Pavail was terrified to the point that it took him 2 days to set himself up intellectually to slap me." 

Thappad is the second film where Pannu has worked with Sinha. Earlier she was the lead actor in Mulk which starred veteran actor Rishi Kapoor.

The film, which is produced by Sinha and Managing Director of T-Series Bhushan Kumar, is slated to release on Feb 28.