Taapsee Pannu, a Bollywood actor, stated on Thursday that she is transitioning to producing and that she will continue to support outstanding content under her Outsiders Films banner. The 33-year-old actor, who has received critical acclaim for her roles in Hindi films such as “Pink,” “Mulk,” “Manmarziyaan,” and “Thappad,” said her journey into film production was organic.
After more than a decade in the entertainment industry, Pannu has formed Outsiders Films with Pranjal Khandhdiya, a content creator and producer who has worked on films such as “Super 30,” “Soorma,” “Piku,” and her upcoming project “Rashmi Rocket.”
Taapsee shares, “I am thrilled to embark upon this new journey and diversify my love for cinema with my production house ‘Outsiders Films’. Having my business ventures, management comes naturally to me. Hence, I always thought of setting my own production house. The audience and the industry have given me a lot of support and love over the 11 years of my career. With Outsiders Films, I aim to give back to the industry and empower talent who are looking for a breakthrough and come with no background like me. Pranjal and I together look forward to opening doors for new and fresh talents, both in front and behind the camera.”
Talking about naming the company, Taapsee shared, “Pranjal and I both come from humble backgrounds that’s when the name Outsiders Films clicked with us. We aim to produce meaningful, entertaining, and quality content.”
Pranjal Khandhdiya shared, “Forging a solid partnership needs two people to have a lot of similarities and at the same time a different opinions. This is where our partnership becomes so interesting. Taapsee and I both have similar goals, but with varied opinions and approach. Outsiders Films gives us the opportunity to seek our creative goals while complimenting each other at work.”
Pannu, who made her acting debut in K Raghavendra Rao’s Telugu love musical “Jhummandi Naadam” in 2010, said she plans to keep acting and supporting films she believes in.