Makers of Saand Ki Aankh claim several senior actresses turned down the film and here's why!

While audiences are in love with the looks of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Saand Ki Aankh’; critics have said that taking age-appropriate actors would have made the movie more relatable!

Makers of Saand Ki Aankh claim several senior actresses turned down the film and here's why! Makers of Saand Ki Aankh claim several senior actresses turned down the film and here's why! Source : press

While audicance's are in love with the looks of Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Saand Ki Aankh'; critics have said that taking age-appropriate actors would have made the movie more relatable!


And now; reacting to the criticism, the film's producer Nidhi Parmar has been quoted by Mid-Day saying," We approached actors in the age bracket of 55 to 60 since we felt the portrayals would be more convincing. However, most declined the role as they didn't want to be seen in an unglamorous avatar, or felt that they weren't ready for the physical preparation that the film demanded."


Parmar further revealed," Even younger actresses had the same concerns. Bhumi and Taapsee have shown a great deal of pluck in essaying a role that's almost twice their actual age."


Directed by Tushar Hiranandani; Saand Ki Aankh is based on the lives of sisters-in-law's Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. The 60-year-olds; fondly known as Shooter Dadi's, are being played by the 31 year Taapsee Pannu and 29 year Bhumi Pednekar.


Speaking about the same; Bhumi was quoted saying," In the past, people have played characters older than their age successfully. Anupam Kher in Saaransh (1984) and Nargis ji in Mother India (1957) are great examples. If we can play characters younger than our age, why can't we play older characters as well?"


Taapsee too comes from the same school of thoughts. The Badla actress said," I have played a college kid after turning 30, and no one questioned me then. Instead of making an issue, people should be surprised that we took up these roles, as there are few actors who take the risk of ageing on screen unapologetically."

Well do let us know what do you think of the look of the actors for the film!









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