She may be an outsider but Taapsee Pannu has carved a steady spot for herself in Bollywood. Taapsee's consistent effort and dedication has ensured she's currently one of the most sought after ladies in the industry. The Judwaa 2 babe was recently at News18's Rising India Summit 2019 and was quizzed about the ever-relevant issue of nepotism among others. As she acknowledged that it very much exists and will probably continue to exist, she also lauded actor Kangana Ranaut who originally fueled the debate around it (from the couch of Koffee With Karan 5, if you remember).
"It's good that today, a normal person who probably is not from the film industry also knows about the attack and also understands how deeply it exists. That's really good and kudos to Kangana for that. I am happy that people are now opening their eyes and are actually trying to understand the struggles behind people like her, me, a lot of us who faced deeper, longer struggles in being wherever we are. Thanks to her for starting that debate, first of all. On the other hand, I feel I don't really want to sit and crib about it for long. Because this was something I knew about when I entered the film industry; that this is going to exist. And for that matter, it's not just the film industry. It's every other industry where favouritism exists,' she said.
Does that mean she holds no grudges against anyone, for all the times she was discriminated upon, for being an outsider? "I felt bad, of course. I've been thrown out of films like that multiple times, not just once. I see it every now and then, almost every day of my work life. But I kind of have made peace with the fact that this will exist, from the beginning itself. And I have kind of accepted this as a part of the game. Now I have to make my way and manoeuvre around it, accordingly, in spite of this. Because this is not going to change," she answers.
More power to you!