Taapsee Pannu, the Indian actor who was last seen in the Netflix romantic thriller Haseen Dillruba, is set to make her comeback in Telugu cinema with the upcoming film Mishan Impossible, its makers announced on social media on Tuesday.
Mishan Impossible marks Pannu’s return to the Telugu film industry after her 2019 Tamil-Telugu bilingual project Game Over. Interestingly, she made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam.
The upcoming film is written and directed by filmmaker Swaroop RSJ, who previously made the 2019 comedy thriller Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya. Mishan Impossible is produced by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy.
Speaking to Silverscreen India about the film, Swaroop said, “It is a comedy film that revolves around bounty hunting. The story is set in a village in Tirupati. The title is spelled wrong on purpose and the font resembles a child’s writing. These are hints to the film’s story. The film will cater to the family audience.”
Pannu joined the final schedule of the film in Hyderabad on Monday, the filmmaker revealed. Apart from the capital city, filming also took place in Tirupati and Bengaluru.
On casting Pannu, Swaroop said, “When the script was finished, we wanted a good actor who could pull off this character and I thought Taapsee would be best because of the variety of roles she does. I respect her body of work and the way she acts. This role will be a bit different from what she has done so far.”
He added that apart from Pannu, there are three child artists who play important roles in the film. “They are 10-12 year old boys — Roshan, Bhanuprakash, and Jayatheerda. We were very careful about following the Covid-19 protocols since there were days when we shot with 40-45 children. We even hired bouncers to make sure social distancing was followed.”
Other cast members include Kannada actor Rishab Shetty (who will be seen in a cameo role), Suhas who shot to fame with his lead role in Colour Photo (2020), Harshavardhan, Malayalam and Tamil actor Hareesh Peradi, and Ravindra Vijay.
According to the makers of the film, Pannu will be seen wearing sustainable outfits in the film. National Award-winning costume designer Indrakshi Pattanaik, who is collaborating with Pannu for the second time after the upcoming film Looop Lapeta, has used recycled clothes for her character in Mishan Impossible.
Speaking to Silverscreen India about designing Pannu’s looks, Pattanaik said, “She plays a journalist and has about 13-14 looks in the film in which I have to establish her character. She plays a fearless, super-busy woman who is completely focused on her work. She has no time for dressing up, so that had to be reflected in her clothing. Thus, non-ironed sustainable clothing was the correct choice.”
Pattanaik revealed that most of Pannu’s looks are made from mix-match apparel in earthy tones, which use natural dyes. “I’ve used sustainable brands that make clothes with hemp, orange peels, bamboo, etc, along with ikat dyed clothes and mull fabric. The colour palette includes leaf green, blues, and indigos. We have also gone with a no-make-up look since she has a very unconventional face.”
According to Swaroop, the film will be completed by September. The director added that the team is hoping for a theatre release.