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How Lady Gaga Helped Taapsee Pannu Prepare For 'Difficult' Scenes in Pink

Taapsee said in a statement: "This song was definitely something that helped me get into the mood before I performed difficult scenes in Pink. For someone who hasn't gone through any such incident herself, it's almost impossible to feel the pain of the victims, but music triggers your mind and emotions"

  | August 29, 2016 22:57 IST (Mumbai)
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A file ohoto of Lady Gaga (Image courtesy: AFP) and Taapsee Pannu in a still from Pink.

Highlights

  • Tapsee watched Lady Gaga's Oscar performance of Till It Happens To You
  • 'It definitely helped me to get into that zone,' said Taapsee
  • Pink also stars actor Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer
Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been receiving rave response for the trailer of Pink, found motivation for her emotionally invigorating role in the forthcoming movie in a performance by international singer Lady Gaga.
In Pink, Taapsee plays the role of a girl who fights for justice for her and her friends. So, while shooting for the movie, it was essential for her to have suitable emotions for the role. In order to cope with it, she found inspiration from the singer's act at the Academy Awards 2016.
Lady Gaga performed on her Oscar-nominated song Till It Happens To You, which is based on the issue of campus rapes in the US. The popular singer had performed the song in the presence of sexual assault survivors. This evoked a strong emotion in Taapsee, and she would often watch the performance before heading to the film's set.
Asked about it, Taapsee said in a statement: "This song was definitely something that helped me get into the mood before I performed difficult scenes in Pink. For someone who hasn't gone through any such incident herself, it's almost impossible to feel the pain of the victims, but music triggers your mind and emotions."
"So it definitely helped me to get into that zone," she added.
Pink, which revolves around three girls trapped in a criminal case, stars Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer. Produced by Shoojit Sircar, it is directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
 
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