One of the leading ladies of Bollywood, Taapsee Pannu has charted her own path in Bollywood, with blazing and passionate protagonists, and glass-ceiling-breaking-films.
During a recent chat with CBFC’s Vani Tripathi Tikoo at the FICCI Global Young Leaders Summit 2021, Taapsee revealed that A-list actors have been hesitant to do films with her.
Taapsee said, “One actor refused to do a film (in which she had a double role), saying ‘ek Taapsee ko sambhalna mushkil hota hai, yahan toh do hain’. There was another actor who was offered a film with me and we had worked together before. He just said, ‘I don’t want to do this film because, actually, the sympathy goes more to the girl in the end.’ It was a love story! I told him I expected a little more confidence and a sense of security in an actor like him. He has done way more films and is a bigger star. But that’s the sad truth we are dealing with every day.”
She further added, “Every time I sit down with my producers over a list of the top five actors shortlisted for my films, those top five actors are the ones who have done just one or two films. And even they don’t want the role, because the system around them trains them to not do a film in which their role is just 10%,” Taapsee added.