Taapsee Pannu Reacts To Sonakshi Sinha’s Comment About ‘Star Kids Losing Out On Films Too’, Explains Key Difference

Actress Taapsee Pannu doesn’t shy away from commenting on the most debatable topic of Bollywood i.e. Nepotism. In the past also, the actress, being herself an outsider has many a time shown her concern for the other fellow outsiders. Her strong opinions on not just nepotism but other topics also have always grabbed eyeballs.

Recently Taapsee has responded to Sonakshi Sinha’s comment about those having all the privileges or star kids, also being kicked out of films just like outsiders. Taapsee has said that a key difference lies in the fact that star kids aren’t replaced by those without industry connections. She also mentioned that every actor in the industry has faced rejection and has been thrown out of a project at some point in their career.

In an interview, Taapsee agreed with Sonakshi’s point in theory but did put her point of view across which brings to notice some nuances in Sonakshi’s statement.

Supporting Sonakshi’s point Taapsee, who has recently launched her production banner called Outsiders Films 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?”

She further 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.”

Sonakshi in a recent interview with Pinkvilla admitted to losing films and called it ‘part and parcel of the job’. 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 spilled milk.”

She further added, “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 that is so unheard of or so new, it happens to everyone and it has been happening. As I said, it’s part and parcel of the job, you move on with your life, work hard and keep at it.”

On the work front, Taapsee is gearing up for the release of her film Rashmi Rocket. The film is based on how gender testing destroys the careers of female athletes in India.

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