Taapsee Pannu ignites Nepotism debate but she is not talking about her Judwaa 2 co-star Varun Dhawan – Taapsee Pannu explains her tweet on Nepotism, which was much before Kangana Ranaut-Karan Johar incident.
It’s not just Kangana Ranaut who has acknowledged Nepotism as the harsh reality of Bollywood, Taapsee Pannu too voiced her angst against it, long before Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar as ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ and KJo got trolled for jokes about ‘Nepotism Rocks’, Taapsee had tweeted, ” Nepotism, finally learnt the meaning of this word. Now will learn to deal with it(sic).”
This was around the same time when Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Pink had hit theatres, she had signed Judwaa 2 opposite Varun Dhawan and there was buzz about Taapsee being roped in Suneil Shetty’s son Ahan’s debut film as well. So everyone wondered if she was referring to her co-stars. Taapsee finally cleared the confusion here and told Hindustan Times in an interview that she wasn’t talking about David Dhawan’s son.” No it was not related to Varun or Ahan. I didn’t even understand at that time why people related it to Varun, because that’s really funny. His father is the one who launched me in the Hindi Film Industry and they’re very much working with me in Judwaa 2, so there is no chance that I will talk about nepotism with an intent to show them in a bad light.I mean where does it fit? As for Ahan, I don’t think the film is happening, so that’s also ruled out,” said Taapsee.
Was that tweet on nepotism, an after effect of losing a film to a star kid? Taapsee tried explaining and said, “I can’t do so much of R&D before tweeting something.I’ll just write what I want to convey, my state of mind, to my audience. And no I hadn’t lost a film to anyone, not at the point when I tweeted this and I might have (lost a project) after that.”
Still standing by what she tweeted almost a year ago, Tapsee said, ” For me, it was more like I had realised that (nepotism) exists very strongly, and it’s one of the rules of the film industry. It was to say that I’m not going to revolt against it, but will work around it, and it has become a rule of the game for me, too. I meant that now I’d have to take it as a given and try not to get shocked about it or try to pretend that it doesn’t exist.” And she says that Miss Ranaut is not the only to have raised her voice against nepotism, Taapsee said, ” Its not that people were oblivious of its existence. It’s just that someone eventually spoke about it and everyone joined the debate. Among those were many who had been holding back for a long time and wanted to vent.”