Taapsee Pannu started her career in the South with Tamil film Aadukalam, which won National Award. She then went on to play the conventional heroine in South films before stepping in Bollywood. Once she had a strong foothold there, she concentrated less on the South films.
There is a common notion that Taapsee used South film as a stepping stone for Bollywood. According to Taapsee, it is not how she thinks of the South and would want to work here as well.
Recently, Taapsee took part in an interaction at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, which is currently taking place. During the interaction, Taapsee expressed her gratitude for the South film industry.
She said, "I have gratitude for the south industry. At no point I wanted it to look like I used it as a stepping stone for Bollywood. They taught me what basics are like - a camera and acting. Now, I have learned the language too. It will be really stupid of me to give up the market. I would continue to work in the South."