By: Mohnish Singh
By delivering back-to-back hits at the box-office, Taapsee Pannu has not only proved her worth as an actor, but she has also shown a mirror to all those people who tried to pull her down at the beginning of her career.
Talking to an entertainment magazine, the award-winning actress revealed that there was a time when she was called a bad luck charm and producers would tend to give her a wide berth because of the same.
She also let on that she had once been replaced because a certain actor’s wife did not want her to be part of the film. “I faced some really weird things in the beginning like she is not pretty enough. I have been replaced because the hero’s wife did not want me to be part of the film,” she said in the interview.
The Thappad actress went on to add, “I was dubbing for one of my films and I was told that the hero did not like my dialogue so I should change it. When I refused to change it, they got a dubbing artiste to do it behind my back. There was a time when I was told the hero’s previous film did not work, so you slash your price because we need to control the budget. There was some hero who wanted my introduction scene changed because he felt it would overpower his introduction scene. These are the things that have happened in front of me, I do not know what has happened behind my back,” she added.
Talking about how she dealt with all of this, Pannu said, “I decided that from now on, I will only take up films that will make me genuinely happy to go to work. People advised me against it because there might be a point of no return. Whenever a girl has tried to do women-driven films there is a tag that has attached to her and male stars are then hesitant to take her as their leading lady. It might be a little harder, longer journey but it is going to be one that I am going to enjoy each day. It has worked out till now.”
Taapsee Pannu has an interesting line-up of films, which will be hitting screens next year, including Rashmi Rocket, Haseen Dillruba, and Looop Lapeta.