Actress Taapsee Pannu is much in the spotlight as for now with her film Naam Shabana all set to release but the going is not easy for her. In a new face book post the actress reveals how hard it is to make it big in Bollywood. It may seem strange but it’s true that even after delivering hits like Baby and Pink, the actor seems to be fighting for her space in Bollywood and even today with a bag full of awards for brilliant acting she still doesn’t make the cun many a time even after producers have locked her in for a project.
In a face book post that has shocked many Taapsee Pannu reveals the uncomfortable and ugly truth about the Indian film industry and how many a time the failure of a film has been blamed on her bad luck. In the same post comes another shocking revelation on the operating principle in Bollywood where actors have refused to work with her because she was not an ‘A-list actress’. All of this being in the films for seven years now and starring in numerous good acts in film across the Telugu Tamil and Hindi bands.
Honest to the heart this face book post speaks of her choice to act in films over going to the US to study and after that it documents the chilling reality of her struggle in the film world and the many times he has been faced by unpleasant experiences and encounters that hav only served to make her stronger.
Taapsee in her post says, “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,”
She goes on to speak of her experience of not getting films even after reducing her price, she says, “Thereafter, I’ve been asked to reduce my pay, I’ve been thrown out of films because the producer was having financial issues. This was all before I did the movie Pink but believe it or not, even after that there’s stigma I’ve had to deal with.”
None of this has put a damper on her spirit. Taapsee reveals how in real life like in the films she is a spunky no nonsense individual, I may not be the most glamorous or have the perfect body but I believe in my art. I don’t like indulging in self-pity…I enjoy being strong and independent. 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. Truth is, I’m less heroine and more the ‘hero’ in my story and for some that’s a bitter pill to swallow, but then that’s tough…because I’m not going anywhere.”
Part of that no nonsense spunk and the ability to defend herself comes from the Khiladi himself as he has Taapsee Pannu’s back in her forthcoming film Naam Shabana. Akshay Kumar has actually mentored and trained Taapsee for the film, which is India’s first spin-off, based on her character in an earlier film Baby.
Just Neeraj Pandey’s Naam Shabana, that is pivoted around Taapsee Pannu is directed by Shivam Nair, is all set to release on March 31.