A must read for every women: Taapsee Pannu shares her story, Lady with a Brave Heart
Bollywood actress, Taapsee Pannu has been around for some time now. But, and I am feeling bad to admit this, that we took notice of this talented girl only after ‘Pink’. It was only when she was brought along with the Shahenshah, along with Amitabh Bachchan, that we saw her for who she is and not just a singing/dancing prop around big actors.
In fact, I’m here to introduce you to another side of the persona lady that is, Taapsee. Brought to us, by a Humans of Bombay, this post is for every girl who thought she wasn’t enough. Who thought she wasn’t worth it. Read it in her own words here.
“I got into modelling during my college days, just to make some extra pocket money. I had scored 88% in my CAT exams and was enroute to pursuing my MBA when I got an offer for a film — it happened as organically as that. There after, three of the films I worked in didn’t work and I got the label of ‘iron leg’ — I was ‘rumoured’ to bring bad luck to films. Mind you, all of these films had huge male co-stars and directors, but the failure of movies was blamed upon my bad luck. Thereafter, I’ve been asked to reduce my pay, I’ve been thrown out of films because the producer was having financial issues. This was all before I did the movie Pink, but believe it or not even after that there’s stigma I’ve had to deal with. Actors have refused to work with me in Bollywood, because I’m not an ‘A list actress’. Producers have finalised me, locked my dates and then randomly backed out at the last minute because they got a bigger name. Expecting equal pay is far off, even the basic amount is something I have to fight for— but I’m not complaining.
I’m here because I love acting — I may not be the most glamorous, or have the perfect body but I believe in my art. I don’t like indulging in self pity…I enjoy being strong and independent. Just a few weeks ago, I was going to a Keertan in Delhi where in the middle of the crowd I felt a guy trying to poke me from behind. I didn’t even turn to look at him, I grabbed his finger and twisted it so hard that he winced in pain. Truth is, I’m less heroine and more the ‘hero’ in my story and for some that’s a bitter pill to swallow, but then that’s tough…because I’m not going anywhere.”
I don’t get the point of being a hero! Why does a girl need to use the word ‘hero’ to show she has been strong and courageous ? You can be all that you want, do all that you stand for and say I’m the heroine of my story with pride. Let’s stop associating strength with one gender.
God knows when Bollywood will realize that it is not one actor, rather a poor storyline is responsible for bringing bad luck for a film!!
Thanks Taapsee for sharing your story, we adore you a lot !!
Source: Humans of Bombay
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