Taapsee Pannu reveals how she “got rejected over stupid things” in Bollywood – Taapsee Pannu, who is riding high on success after her last film Judwaa 2, is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood. Although she made her Bollywood debut in 2013 with Chashme Baddoor, she made her mark in the industry with courtroom drama Pink.
In an interview to a leading daily, the actress revealed that she “got rejected over stupid things” and was talked about in “a very weird manner” when she entered the industry. “I was told, ‘You are not beautiful and glamorous enough’, ‘Oh no, you’re too serious an actor… ‘You’re not good enough an actor’, ‘You are not so and so’s daughter’. I was even told, ‘You are not a big marketable name.”, she said.
Meanwhile, she added that she would not let her sister Shagun, who has been grabbing eyeballs for her impeccable looks, go through the same struggle. “Even though I haven’t gone through really bad things, as many have, this isn’t something I’d want my sister to go through. I love her most in the world. I am very possessive about her.”, she added.
Taapsee elaborated, “It becomes easy for the younger sibling to feel like a part of the industry because the elder one has already fought the battle, paved the way and the family is convinced ki ‘Ek ne kar liya, toh theek hai’. I didn’t tell my sister that ‘you shouldn’t come [into this acting industry]’, but yes, it was at the back of my head.”
Talking about her journey in the industry, she concluded by saying that, “Today, this (acting) is the only thing I want to work for. Earlier, I didn’t know how to act or how this industry goes about, what goes behind choosing films. Now, I think [on the lines of] how I can do a variety of roles, and increase my value in the industry. Therefore, from knowing nothing to being here, it has been a long journey.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee will next be seen in Dil Juunglee alongside Saqib Saleem and is currently prepping for Soorma.