Taapsee Pannu reveals that even newbie male actors don't want to work in her movies

Rashmi Rocket actress Taapsee Pannu has recently revealed how citing various excuses actors have given to not work in a film with her.

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Tapsee Pannu has paved her own path in Bollywood with her ferocious and powerful roles that she has played from Pink, Mulk, Thappad to Haseen Dillruba and now Rashmi Rocket.

In a recent discussion at the FICCI Global Young Leaders Summit, the actress revealed why she likes to be a ‘relatable’ star, and why male actors don’t want to work with her anymore.

When asked that even today when A-list actors are still hesitant about starring in women-led projects. 

Taapsee agreed, saying, 

“Take the statistics – if you see any A-list actress who is headlining a project as a protagonist, the guy opposite her is someone who is still climbing up the ladder. But the reverse is not true. If you see the A-list male actors’ films, even for the five-six scenes opposite them, all the best female stars are cast. It speaks clearly of the sense of security and confidence of female actors versus male actors. We (female actors) know that if you’ll give us five-six scenes, they’re enough to make our presence felt. A Mission Mangal will have five female actors together in a film, who have – in their individual capacity – headlined films. It just speaks of the sense of security women have.”

She further added, 

“Every time I sit down with my producers over a list of the top five actors shortlisted for my films, those top five actors are the ones who have done just one or two films. And even they don’t want the role, because the system around them trains them to not do a film in which their role is just 10%.”

Citing the various excuses actors have given to not work in a film with her, 

The actress recalls,

“One actor refused to do a film (in which she had a double role), saying ‘ ek Taapsee ko sambhalna mushkil hota hai, yahan toh do hain’. There was another actor who was offered a film with me and we had worked together before. He just said, ‘I don’t want to do this film because, actually, the sympathy goes more to the girl in the end".

Let us tell you on the workfront Tapsee is basking in the success of her latest feature film Rashmi Rocket. She will be next seen in Looop Lapeta, Dobaaraa, Shabaash Mithu and her debut production project Blurr, a horror thriller

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Comments (2)

Insecure males will not survive in any industry. Selfish actors who don't want to share screen space just don't know how to act. Shahrukh Khan played second lead in many of his first films, he played roles with others bigger than him - both male and female. We still saw his talent. That's why he beat the actors who got insecure with him as second lead (the guy who ripped his jeans).

2 years ago

True that . Most of the so called A-list actors are not even confident of their own acting . But actresses are .

2 years ago

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