I Faced Ridicules Aplenty When I Debuted, Taapsee Reveals

New Delhi-born actress Taapsee Pannu has confessed openly that she faced many ridicules when she debuted in films in 2010 and even after that.

The actress, who is a computer science engineering graduate, was a successful model before debuting in films with a Telugu film in 2010. In the same year, she debuted in Tamil films with national award-winning director Vetrimaaran’s Aadukalam which won for its hero Dhanush a national award for ‘best actor’. She starred in a few more films in Tamil but has been concentrating hard in her career in Hindi movies of late.

“I had been rejected for many stupid reasons: I was told I didn’t look pretty, didn’t look glamourous enough, etc. I was also told I could only do serious roles and wasn’t belonging to any ‘big’ family. I faced much such ridicule before attaining a position of my own in the film industry.

“My sister Shagun Pannu is also going to be launched in films soon. I won’t allow her to face the ridicule that I faced. I love her a lot: I won’t tell her that film industry is a bad place for a girl. When I came to the industry, I wasn’t aware of its style of working. Now that I know something about it, I’m sure I can guide my sister too,” says Taapsee with a flooring smile of hers.