Bollywood is changing, and for good. Directors and producers are exploring more genres and are finding success. Your typical masala films are not the only movies that are ruling the box office. And while offbeat movies relies more on characters and script and not just star power, the scope of what a heroine can and cannot do has also changed. The heroine is no longer there to play just the love interest of the hero – and Naam Shabana is a shining example of that.
Naam Shabana is a movie about a woman who is trained to become a spy. It’s a spinoff to the critically acclaimed ‘Baby’ and will feature Taapsee Pannu in the lead and will tell Shabana’s story before ‘Baby’ – her origin, who was she before becoming the badass spy of whom we got a glimpse. Naam Shabana is also different in the sense that it will show a spy’s origin story unlike other spy movies of Bollywood.
Taapsee had to learn mixed martial arts, Judo and Krav Maga to prepare for her role. We all saw what Taapsee did in her cameo in Baby, we can’t wait to see her again kicking ass and taking down the bad guys. The movie releases on 31st March. Are you guys as excited as we are? Tell us in the comments below.
Check out the behind the scenes of Naam Shabana!