Taapsee Pannu says Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has been turned into ‘circus’ by media; Comments on nepotism

Taapsee Pannu recently opened up about nepotism in Bollywood, trolls attacking the industry and the highly talked about the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, scroll down to find out what the actress said.
Taapsee Pannu says Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has been turned into ‘circus’ by media; Comments on nepotism Taapsee Pannu says Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has been turned into ‘circus’ by media; Comments on nepotism
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In a recent chat with Hindustan Times, Taapsee Pannu opened up about nepotism in Bollywood, trolls, and the controversial Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. When asked about nepotism in Bollywood, Taapsee made it clear that she’s still no insider in Bollywood. She said: “By whatever yardsticks that we have, I’m an outsider, but what’s wrong in it? I’ve never felt inferior about calling myself an outsider and I don’t see it as a derogatory word. It’s just a tag that they put on the basis of which family you were born in, and the access you’ve had to the film industry. So, based on that, I’m an outsider, and tomorrow, if my kid ends up becoming an actor, they’ll start calling me an insider.” 

 

She continued: “Also, I agree it’s a tougher journey because you don’t have the same access points, you end up losing films to people who have those access points, and I always looked at those letdowns as a challenge to turn the tables, one day. I’m glad I could do that to a large extent. It’s not like wrong and unfair things don’t happen to me now also after doing a decent amount of work, but I still don’t see them as something that will make me bitter about the industry I’m in. I still take them as a challenge. So, it’s not like I want to become an insider, no, I’m fine being an outsider and I’m very proud and happy being one.”

 

 

Commenting on Bollywood facing heat after SSR’s untimely passing, Taapsee said: “I feel with great power comes great responsibility. I do agree if you are a celebrity, you are celebrated by the audience, and in India especially — like it or not — there’s a very thin line between the characters we play on camera and the way we are perceived as human beings.”

 

 

“Most of our audience, even when they talk about roles and the films that we do, for example, when they talk about say Thappad, they’ll say, ‘Taapsee was married to this guy, Taapee’s husband hit Taapsee, so they forget it’s not Taapsee, it’s Amrita (my on-screen character). That’s how the audience treats the film industry actors. So when people think these are the heroes they pay to watch and they celebrate these characters, they’re also celebrating these human beings, and hence we’re supposed to live up to that image that we’ve created in their minds because of our films. And that’s why there’s an opinion demanded and expected out of us, and I’m not totally against that.” 

 

“I understand, there’s a price you have to pay to be a public figure, and this is one of that. All I’m saying is when you expect us to have an opinion, either agree or agree to disagree. You cannot curb our opinion by spewing hate on us, or get angry at us for not having an opinion — then you’re forcing your opinion on us. So, being held accountable in a very grave manner for having, or not having an opinion on a certain topic, sometimes crosses the line for us. So I’m not saying leave Bollywood alone because I’ve always said that cricket and Bollywood are two religions in India, and a lot matters when a cricketer or a film industry celebrity says something. But then, you can’t bully us for having an opinion.”

 

 

When quizzed about SSR’s death, Pannu said: “I’ve maintained that I’ll never make someone’s death a personal vendetta, or a way to get through people who I have issues with or just to create a drama around to get attention which I can see a lot of people doing right now. I’ve always seen him (Sushant) on screen as an actor, but now I’m seeing things being spoken about him, his personal life, family, love life, habits and god knows what all, on TV in such big debates on prime time with some really high-level dramatics and conspiracy theories being thrown all over the place.” 

 

 

“As a viewer, I’m not able to understand if these channels are taking over the work of the court and CBI because they’re passing statements. I always thought news debates are about putting forth two sides but right now, it’s a forced side being shown and a decision being made. The kind of conclusions some of the news channels have given us, they’re trying to create a perception and image and they’ve sort of given a verdict even before the court and CBI’s decision of the case. So I’m unable to understand if I should listen to the verdict from these news channels, what they want me to believe, or whether it's fair to wait for what the court or CBI have to say eventually because that’s what the law of the land is. But, right now, I come across these headlines and statements given by TV anchors, which are conclusive, as to what exactly had happened, when CBI and court haven’t really given any statement as to what really went behind this. So, I feel there’s some circus, for the lack of a better word, that has been created on TV and it’s making the audience feel delusional about the law this country is supposed to follow.” 

 

“You can’t misuse the power you have to influence people, on TV, to give verdicts when it’s not your job. It’s clearly like an opinion is being forced upon and one particular side is being pushed down our throats. Initially, I was very curious to know what really happened with this very amazing actor, but now, slowly over months when I am seeing this, it looks like everyone is trying to push some of their personal agenda,” she concluded. 

 

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee is SO RAVISHING :) DON'T HATE

Anonymous 2 months ago

Omg. Finally!!! Tapsee is totally right. Thank god, atleast someone talked about it from industry. Kangana ranaut is definitely a psychic person. She has so much anger in her voice,in her eyes..she is so jealoused and all she can do is say shitty things to gain popularity, sympathy, and attention of everyone. Why isn't she being trolled? She literally made SSR'S death a reason for her own disputes in the industry. She is going down no matter what.

Anonymous 2 months ago

To all people saying these people didn’t talk before- whether Sushant committed suicide or murder itself is big question. All news sources saying murder actually don’t make sense and full of loopholes. But people just want to believe. So what can any sensible person say? But witch hunting on Rhea is very real and very unjust. People don’t even want to hear her side

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee asked for all of US to let the investigation take it's course.....I know you are a Kangana supporter......that blames EVERYONE AND THE KITCHEN SINK

Anonymous 2 months ago

Heard the latest Imtiaz news.... Shame on the likes of you Tapsee

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tapsee is that monkey in the circus who does all nonsense to seek attention!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tatti pannu

Anonymous 2 months ago

First and foremost people like Kangana should be taken into account for misleading the investigation by false assumption of nepotism and talking nonsense on social media etcc.., Mumbai police were pressured to interrogate directors and producers which only wasted time and resources, and caused delay in proper investigation. We can't let social media uproar, rumors lead investigations. Let the police do their job.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangana's EYES SHOW.....HATE, ANGER and GROSS ENVY.....with a DASH OF POLITICS

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee's EYES SHOW......LOVE & SENSUALITY....YUMMMY!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangana....HARSH & QUICK TO JUDGE

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee...SENSITIVE & PRUDENT WITH JUDGEMENT

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangana....BEAST......IMMATURE

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee...CLEAR HEADED, MATURE & SOPHISTICATED.....WITH A WOMANLY FIGURE

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee gandu

Anonymous 2 months ago

See kangana do not take on people without reasons..she is acting like spokesperson of these mafias , wait for her to defend baby peinguin, pancholi and so on.

Anonymous 2 months ago

A lot of what she said makes sense - that's why Kangana's fans are attacking her in this very thread.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tapsee where were you when SSr was maligned for sunscreen and depression theory ? Wasn’t that a circus done byRhea, Mumbai police , Bhatts and the entire BW? You didn’t speak a word then but now when people are protesting against rhea , you think it’s a circus ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Where were you when SSR was maligned?

Anonymous 2 months ago

All the drug jokers will be displayed. Hope you are not there.

Anonymous 2 months ago

And Kangna Ranaut is the lead bandariya or ringmaster of this circus.

Anonymous 2 months ago

The B-grade actress is talking ... hear, hear!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not liking tapsee doesnt mean liking kangana. It's about not standing up for your colleague but ready to bark about people who are atleast putting some effort for the justice, unlike people like Tapsee/swara who just take bits and pieces of a one hour interview and make the whole show about them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

At least B grade actress is far far better than one u follow- ignorance dukan ki rani... Kangana Aunti- who is nothing but representation of insecure people who only wants to look good by making others look bad

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tapsee what can one expect from ignorant people following their rani- Kangana the auntyji of ignorance ki dukan... she can call u B grade or A grade... don't give a damn... u carry on.. u do you and be you boo... u keep making those movies that you love with all ur heart... it makes no sense fighting with ignorant vindictive insecure justice fighter wannabees... lots of love hun... god bless

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee....MATURE & SENSUAL....REAL WOMAN

Anonymous 2 months ago

okey suara

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee is staying away from 'KANGANA POLITICS' . KANGANA IS TRYING POLITICIZE EVERYTHING

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangu fans are ok with kangu shouting against everyone as she has no friends. Koi aur bole to judgemental. Wah jee wah

Anonymous 2 months ago

This idiot’s films should be boycotted as well. Bollywood will be in the gutter soon after the drug nexus gets busted.

Anonymous 2 months ago

BOYCOTT TAAPSEE!

Anonymous 2 months ago

People will boycott this shameless woman like they boycotted Sadak 2 of disaster Aliaa

Anonymous 2 months ago

Interesting to see how blind kangu fans are. The hatred she spreads has blinded you to even see another actress in good light.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tap see wasted no time to attack kangana. Chalo man lo kangana has a personal agenda, then what do you think you are doing here? Giving interviews in the name of talking about SSR, you spewed your own personal agenda. Maybe you should focus on giving media better pictures of yourself than wat we see out here. You don’t even have the balls to take kangana’s name. Atleast she does.

Anonymous 2 months ago

If it was not for media would Bombay police have gotten you all the facts?? Cooper hospital belongs to Thackeray, Rhea Lawyer is from Thackeray, etc. etc. Citizens like you make India suck!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

This woman is a paid mouth piece of Bollywood mafia. All Of a sudden she has sympathy for Rhea’s family because the media dared to grill her. Where’s your sympathy for your colleague and his family who was murdered in cold blood. You are a $&@!.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangu fans , its sad to see how you support a bully who is against all peers who are competitors. Bollywood is all about success. Losers like kangu then use bad publicity to gain points using SSR death case.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tapsee is having the same drugs as kjo and nepokids!

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are Thé biggest clown Of Bollywood Taapsee. Like a clown u want to make them please but You are nothing in their eyes and this won't change. I really dont understand how someone who looks like you can be an actress, sugar daddies maybe. Bollywood should have higher standards when chosing cast for movies.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I got angry when Kangana roasted her now i salute her for doing this...Poor Tapsee is worried that bollywood mafias are getting exposed , the more they are exposed the less reward she will get.

Anonymous 2 months ago

what ur opinion is Taapsee you have the right to it...But wait n watch when ur movie is released, audience will exercise their right in rejecting it. Donot cry then

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangana was right in saying Chaploos, B grade actor and sasti copy

Anonymous 2 months ago

If she doesn't leak asses how will she get job! Idiot!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Arey tapsee aunty kjo ki movie mein side role ya item song mila kya ??? Batao bato

Anonymous 2 months ago

We dont want you part of our circus Taapsee! Just get out!

Anonymous 2 months ago

However these actors kept their mouth shut, why can't they continue ...they are testing public patience... publice is angry ...now these people passing stupid comments..Aag mein ghee dalna, isi ko kehte hain....

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are the clown of that coward circus .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Taapsee is dumb not all outsiders are and it’s not about that plus they are paying their PR for Rhea so she doesn’t expose them all because they are afraid she will spill the beans of Bollywood mafia and them taking drugs and yes scared that the public will demand for a drug test before signing a film which I totally agree with. Stop blaming his family. Indians will never improve if they keep supporting these people than India will never change. Kangana has been through a lot hritik is bad. India is lucky that they have arnab. You have all the prove India what else you need. I agree that kangana can’t be 100 percent right but do think about it. And like taapsee said if you don’t have trust in the judicial system than get of this country I would like to say that public was peacefully protesting which they deserve to do so. Like you Bollywood mafia go to protest for useless publicity

Anonymous 2 months ago

Such a useless unwanted comment . Be of some use like Kangana is raising her voice for justice n false accusations . Justice for SSR happened b'cos of false cooked up suicide theory . People are fighting for justice and her you are passing your absolutely useless insensitive comments .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shut up already!!!! With everything that has been uncovered, shocking stuff really, all she say is an insipid comment on‘’media circus’’. If you must make a statement, make one that counts. This isn’t the usual actor giving sound bytes on their gym routine. The situation is too important, so say something of substance about the ‘entire’ matter or else be prepared to be told to shut up.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She should have the guts to mention Kanganas name. If it werent for media, the Mumbai police would never have been found out to have lied. Nor Cooper hospital. The media should be credited with exposing murder and drug use.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Are u an a**ho*e? She doesn't have to mention her name. She clearly described kangana. Kangana is a f**ing b*tch who just wants sympathy and attention. Tapsee is totally right. Open your sh*tty narrow minded brains.

Anonymous 2 months ago

U shut up let them speak they are damn brave enough to do so...going against the murderes

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well said Taapsee. People are using this for their own means and to get back at others for their selfish needs.

Anonymous 2 months ago

chup kr suar

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is a media circus and you can't demand someone express themselves then hate them because it's not the statement you wanted. She's right.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangana's POLITICAL PR TEAM is not going to stymie or bully people who MAY LIKE Taapsee. Remember she's an OUTSIDER TOO....

Anonymous 2 months ago

PAID PR for Kangana.....is HATING AGAIN.......Kangana won't give you any roles AT ALL

Anonymous 2 months ago

Paid pr Taapsee. I’m sure some lovely roles coming your way as payment of your tweets.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Vicky & Ranbir LUV Taapsee A LOT!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

If Mumbai police would have done there job and investigated the case seriously it would not have turned into circus it's good thing few media channels did not go along with suicide theory

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shes right exactly, total circus. And by the way, the nepo issue is false. Many, many star kids have flopped and gone away. Nepo is a lie, a false issue for frusyrated people to vent their spleen. Stop attacking Bollywood, and star kids. They did not hang a troubled man on a Sunday morning.

Anonymous 2 months ago

The circus is your stupid and corrupt words !

Anonymous 2 months ago

LOL SWEET....Taapsee's summarized THE KANGANA CIRCUS in a nutshell.

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