“Hero’s Wife Got Me Replaced” Taapsee Speaks About Negativity & Misogyny In Bollywood

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Achieving success in any field is not an easy task. It requires a lot of hard work, perseverance, and sacrifices to be at the top of any industry. For instance, Taapsee Pannu, who has made a mark in Bollywood with films such as ‘Thappad’ and ‘Badla’, confesses she was once called a ‘bad luck charm’ and was not signed by any producer.

 

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The talented actor recently opened up about the negativity and misogyny she faced during her early days in Bollywood. Revealing her struggles she faced during her initial days in the entertainment industry, she was quoted saying by HT,

“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.” 

 

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Further speaking about how some of her male co-stars felt intimated by her strong presence on-screen, she said, 

“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.”

 

 

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The ‘Mission Mangal’ actor mentioned how these were just the things that happened in front of her. She said, “I don’t know what’s happened behind my back.” Shedding light on how she weathered the obstacles, the actor 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.”

 

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She further added, 

“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.”

Taapsee’s journey goes on to show how we should never stop believing in ourselves. Kudos to the actor for standing up for herself.

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