Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu didn’t have it easy and had to cross several hurdles when she first stepped into Bollywood.
During an interview with Filmfare, the actress opened up about the hardships which she had to face during her initial days in the film industry.
Taapsee revealed that she was called the ‘bad luck charm’ by filmmakers and they were quite hesitant to sign her for their films.
Divulging further, the actress said that she was once replaced in a film because the hero’s wife didn’t want her in the film.
“I faced some really weird things in the beginning like she isn’t pretty enough. I’ve been replaced because the hero’s wife didn’t want me to be part of the film. I was dubbing for one of my films and I was told that the hero didn’t 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 didn’t 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 don’t know what’s happened behind my back,” Taapsee told Filmfare.
Asked how she managed to cope with such situations, the actress 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’s a tag that’s 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’s going to be one that I’m going to enjoy each day. It has worked out till now.”