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Taapsee Pannu Was Randomly Replaced In A Film But What Happened Next Was Worse

khushboo sharmakhushboo sharma  |  Jun 28, 2021
Taapsee Pannu Was Randomly Replaced In A Film But What Happened Next Was Worse

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During the nepotism debate in 2020, there was so much that was said about the Indian film industry and its problematic practices. And while some people decided to finally speak about its many evils, there were also those who defended the industry with their life. No brownie points for guessing that these were the ‘insiders’, the people who pick and drop talent at their own whims. Well, unless it is a star kid, of course!

Taapsee Pannu recently opened up about her experience with the same in an interview with Siddharth Kannan. When asked by the host if she has ever been dropped from a film after getting signed for it, the actress very candidly replied, “Mere saath hua hai. Bas taiyaar hoke nahi gayi thi, maine sirf dates di thi aur uske baad mujhe nikaal diya (It happened to me. I didn’t get ready for the shoot, I just gave my dates and then I was thrown out).”

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The worst part of it all? The filmmakers did not even care to inform her about the change in plans. “I got to know through the media,” shared Taapsee. While the actress refused to name the film or the makers, she shared that she has already done that in the past. Back in 2020, Taapsee had opened up about being replaced from Pati Patni Aur Woh at the last minute and there are high chances that she is referring to the same incidence here.

As it turns out, it was only after Taapsee’s comments in the media that the makers finally reached out to her. “Obviously, they called me and met me, not to say kyun bol rahe ho (why are you talking about it) and all, just to apologise. After I had spoken out, then they met me to apologise for it. But still, they were hesitant to reveal the real reasons ki aisa kyun kiya (why they replaced me),” she shared. 

Here, watch the entire interview: 

Here’s hoping that the industry learns to treat its talent better. No one deserves to be treated like this especially great talents like Taapsee. Do better Bollywood! 

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