Taapsee Pannu appreciates the success of films like Thappad, Mission Mangal, and Badla, but there were times when she was called’a charm of bad luck’ and the producers were shy about signing her. In a new interview, the actor talked about the negativity and misogyny she faced early in her career.
“At first, I was faced with something really weird as if she wasn’t pretty enough. I was replaced because the hero’s wife didn’t want me to be part of the movie. I was dubbing one of my movies, and I heard that the hero doesn’t like my conversation, so I have to change it. When I didn’t change it, they got a dub artist to do it behind me. When I was told that the protagonist’s previous movie wasn’t going to be, I had to control my budget and cut the price. There was a hero who wanted to change my intro scene because I felt that my intro scene would overwhelm his intro scene. This is what happened in front of me. I don’t know what was going on behind me,” Taapsee told Filmfare in an interview.
Talking about how she got over it, Taapsee said, “From now on, I’ve decided to only shoot movies that I can truly go to work. People have advised me to object to it because there may be points of no return. Whenever a girl tries to make a feminine-focused film, there’s a tag attached to her and the male star hesitates to accept her as the main woman. It may be a bit harder and longer itinerary, but it will be one that you can enjoy every day. It has worked so far.”
Taapsee has her hands full of movies. She is filming Rashmi Rocket, Haseen Dilruba, and Loop Lapeta.