Taapsee Pannu has always been vocal about the debate around nepotism. The actress anyway does not know how to mince words, especially when it comes to issues that concern outsiders in the Hindi film industry. The actress has now reacted to Sonakshi Sinha's comment about star kids, or those with a perceived privilege, also being kicked out of films - just like outsiders. Taapsee has corrected Sonakshi, citing that a key difference is that star kids aren't replaced by those without industry connections, although every actor has likely been thrown out of a project at some point or another.
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Taapsee agreed with Sonakshi's point in theory, but pointed out nuances worth paying attention to. Taapsee, in fact, recently launched her production banner, which she called Outsiders Films.
The 34-year-old actor said, “Definitely, I feel any actor – star kid or not a star kid – will be losing out on films to someone else. But the criteria is not that the star kid has lost out on the film because that person is an outsider so that person got the film, but as outsiders, definitely, we have lost out on films because someone was there recommending and pushing someone's name who definitely had those contacts in the industry. And those are mostly star kids, right?”
Elaborating with her personal experience, Taapsee added, “I'm not saying they wouldn't have lost out on films, but they wouldn't have lost out on films to outsiders because of the fact that they are outsiders, so that is the difference. But every actor has gone through a situation where they've been pushed out of a film. Can be star kids or even outsiders.”
For the uninitiated, Sonakshi in an interview with Pinkvilla admitted to losing out on films and called it ‘part and parcel of the job’. She contended how the last few months have been and how she, too, has lost out on projects. She also took a dig at those with no connections to the film industry who have opened up about being dropped from films so that a star kid could be cast instead.
She said, “Of course. Who hasn’t? Like this whole star kid debate is useless because it is not like no star kid hasn’t lost out on a project because of somebody else. But nobody goes around crying about it. It’s okay, sab ke saath hota hai (it happens to everyone). Deal with it, dude. That’s life. There is no point talking about spilt milk."
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“Chalo, forget me. My father also, who was not a star kid, has lost out on many projects. It happens to every actor, it’s part and parcel of the job. It’s not something which is so unheard of or so new, it happens to everyone and it has been happening. Like I said, it’s part and parcel of the job, you move on with your life, work hard and keep at it,” Sonakshi Sinha added.
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