‘Always put in an effort to be like her’: Taapsee Pannu credits Preity Zinta for her Bollywood entry

Taapsee Pannu, who debuted with David Dhawan's 'Chashme Baddoor' in 2013, has become a prominent name in Hindi cinema, starring in critically acclaimed films such as 'Baby,' 'Pink,' 'Mulk,' 'Manmarziyaan,' 'Saand Ki Aankh,' and 'Thappad.' Recently, Taapsee opened up about her early days in the industry and how Preity Zinta served as her inspiration.

During an appearance on the talk show 'Dhawan Karenge' with Shikhar Dhawan, Taapsee shared insights into her Bollywood journey. The 'Dunki' actress revealed, "I was first brought into Bollywood because I share a resemblance with Preity Zinta. She has a very positive energy, and you know it well."

Expressing her admiration for Preity, Taapsee praised the senior actress as "lively and intelligent," and mentioned that she felt a responsibility to uphold Zinta's reputation. "I always put to be like her," Taapsee added.

Currently, Taapsee is gearing up for "Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba," the sequel to "Haseen Dillruba," along with other upcoming projects like 'Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan' and 'Khel Khel Mein.'

Meanwhile, Preity Zinta, who made her debut with 'Dil Se' (1998), followed by a lead role in 'Soldier' the same year, has had a remarkable career with notable films such as 'Sangharsh,' 'Kya Kehna,' 'Mission Kashmir,' 'Chori Chori Chupke Chupke,' 'Jaan-E-Mann,' 'Salaam Namaste,' 'Kal Ho Naa Ho,' 'Koi Mil Gaya,' 'Lakshya,' 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,' 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom,' and 'Veer Zaara.' Preity Zinta is currently filming for her upcoming project, 'Lahore 1947.'