Shocking: Taapsee Pannu once revealed ugly truth of the film industry; must read
First Published 25, Sep 2020, 8:50 AM
Taapsee Pannu once mentioned in her social media post that Bollywood actors and directors have refused to work with her because she was not an ‘A-list actress’.
Tapsee Pannu is one actress who is seen playing powerful characters onscreen in moves like Pink, Baby and recently in Thappad.
The actress has been vocal about her bad and good encounters and experiences in the film industry on various occasions. However, recently she posted a brazenly honest post on her Facebook page, and it is worth a read.
Despite starting her filmy career more than seven years ago in South, the Pink actress is still looked down upon in the Hindi film industry.
Taapsee wrote, “I got into modelling during my college days, just to make some extra pocket money. I had scored 88% in my CAT exams and was en route to pursuing my MBA when I got an offer for a film — it happened as organically as that. Thereafter, three of the films I worked in didn’t work and I got the label of ‘iron leg’ — I was ‘rumoured’ to bring bad luck to films. Mind you, all of these films had huge male co-stars and directors, but the failure of movies was blamed upon my bad luck.” (SIC)
Not only the filmmakers Taapsee also accused Bollywood actors without giving out names of being indifferent towards her. “Actors have refused to work with me in Bollywood because I’m not an ‘A-list actress’. Producers have finalised me, locked my dates and then randomly backed out at the last minute because they got a bigger name. Expecting equal pay is far off, even the basic amount is something I have to fight for— but I’m not complaining,” Taapsee wrote in the post on Humans of Bombay page on Facebook.
She has also opened up about getting inappropriately touched at a public in Delhi. Taapsee wrote, "While she was there, in the middle of the crowd, a guy tried to poke her from behind. Tapsee, without even turning around once, grabbed his finger and twisted it real hard! Recalling the horror, she said, “Just a few weeks ago, I was going to a keertan in Delhi where in the middle of the crowd I felt a guy trying to poke me from behind. I didn’t even turn to look at him, I grabbed his finger and twisted it so hard that he winced in pain.” (SIC)