“And those are mostly star kids, right?"
Taapsee Pannu has reacted to Sonakshi Sinha’s comment about ‘star kids’ losing out on film roles like outsiders.
She mostly agreed with Sonakshi’s point but stated that star kids are not replaced by those without industry connections.
Her reaction comes as she launches her production banner, called Outsiders Films.
Taapsee explained: “Definitely, I feel any actor – star kid or not a star kid – will be losing out on films to someone else.
“But the criteria is not that the star kid has lost out on the film because that person is an outsider so that person got the film, but as outsiders, definitely we have lost out on films because someone was there recommending and pushing someone’s name who definitely had those contacts in the industry.
“And those are mostly star kids, right?
“I’m not saying they wouldn’t have lost out on films, but they wouldn’t have lost out on films to outsiders because of the fact that they are outsiders, so that is the difference.
“But every actor has gone through a situation where they’ve been pushed out of a film. Can be star kids or even outsiders.”
Sonakshi had previously revealed that she lost out on films and called it “part and parcel of the job”.
She had said: “Of course. Who hasn’t? Like this whole star kid debate is useless because it is not like no star kid hasn’t lost out on a project because of somebody else.
“But nobody goes around crying about it. It’s okay, it happens to everyone. Deal with it, dude.
“That’s life. There is no point talking about spilt milk.
“Chalo, forget me. My father also, who was not a star kid, has lost out on many projects.
“It happens to every actor, it’s part and parcel of the job. It’s not something which is so unheard of or so new, it happens to everyone and it has been happening.
“Like I said, it’s part and parcel of the job, you move on with your life, work hard and keep at it.”
Taapsee Pannu also weighed in on the Aryan Khan case, saying an influential family is aware of the scrutiny that follows.
She said: “That’s a part and parcel of being a public figure.
“And, that’s a baggage every public figure’s family also carries, whether they like it or not.”
“You have the positives of enjoying a star status and this is the kind of negative that also comes with it.
“If it’s a family of a big star, you also enjoy the perks of that, right?
“So, there’s a negative side also that you end up facing.
“I think with that kind of stardom level, you’re aware of the scrutiny that’s going to happen.
“It’s not like I don’t know where they came from. I’m sure they know the kind of repercussions of things that are going to happen.
“As far as they are ready to go through the legal process, which is the law of the land, you have to go through it.”