EXCLUSIVE: Karishma Tanna: No outsider, insider debate here or Karan Johar wouldn't have cast Sushant in Drive

In an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, Karishma Tanna opens up on the rejections she has had to face because of her TV background, having bouts of self-doubt, TV actors being looked down upon, the insider-outsider debate and nepotism. Read.
EXCLUSIVE: Karishma Tanna: No outsider and insider debate here otherwise Karan wouldn't cast Sushant in DriveEXCLUSIVE: Karishma Tanna: No outsider and insider debate here otherwise Karan wouldn't cast Sushant in Drive

Karishma Tanna made her TV debut with Kyunkii and has been a popular name on Television for the longest time. She participated in a number of reality shows as well and crossed the bridge to bag a couple of movies too. However, in an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, the actress opens up on the rejections she has had to face because of her TV background, having bouts of self-doubt, TV actors being looked down upon, the insider-outsider debate and nepotism.

About the entire insider and outsider debate, Tanna said, "Sushant Singh Rajput got really good opportunities throughout, from the time he shifted from TV to films, he has only got the best opportunities. Not even once he has worked with a normal production house, always worked with ace production houses, and all the A-Lister heroines. I wouldn’t even debate on the insider and outsider debate, it is about who is good at acting, who fits the role, and who the producer wants. It is as simple as it gets."

She pointed, "I don’t believe there is an outsider and insider world because if that was the case, Karan Johar would have never taken Sushant in Drive, Rajkumar Sir wouldn’t have taken him in PK. I just feel that from TV to jump into films, the struggle is a little more. I don’t mind the struggle because then you can’t enjoy the little success. I have never got easy success, nor do I expect it."

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Reacting to the nepotism debate, Tanna said that she doesn't feel nepotism is to be taken only in a negative connotation, it is about giving an equal opportunity as well. "About nepotism, I have always believed that if I am an ace producer and if I have a sister tomorrow and if my sister’s son is good looking and can act, then why will I not give him or her the job? I will definitely give the first job to my family because a) they are worth it and b) because I am in that position of casting him but that doesn’t mean I won’t give an opportunity to someone who is not from my family. I will definitely do that but nobody can hold that against me. Because I don’t think that it is fair."

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Anonymous 1 week ago

Suddenly this non entity is talking too much. Because she won a show KKK which itself is a show of nepotism.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Ekta Ki chamchi you must be hoping Karan johar offer you student of year 3 now ...lol

Anonymous 1 week ago

Karan come publicly and say whatever you want, do not send B or C listers.

Anonymous 1 week ago

Beautiful Karishma has her own mind !! Forever Brave and Bold Karishma!

Anonymous 1 week ago

Wait a minute till I clean my stuff before wife yells at me hehe

Anonymous 1 week ago

How stupid can one person be.Then why didn't K Joker release it in theaters birdbrain?

Anonymous 1 week ago

Forever Bimbo

Anonymous 1 week ago

There is nothing wrong with giving your next of kin or family members jobs in your field. There is nothing wrong if you want to cast your own daughter or son in the movies. Sunny deol put his own money at stake when he launched his son. That's fine and his democratic right to do so. After the movie tanked, his son disappeared from the limelight. But, what is wrong is when you create a zero-sum game situation by snatching away roles from deserving candidates by bullying them, ruining their chances by planting blinds against them, spreading misinformation and rumours in the industry about them and indulging in their character assassination. For example, and this is all hypothetical, now if a talented newcomer, an outsider is being considered for a Hirani movie and deol's PR machinery starts spreading rumours about this newcomer, calls up the producer and spews lies about him and promotes deol's son, that is not nepotism anymore. That is toxic. A level playing field is important. You cannot cheat. Play by the rules. And if your son or daughter, irrespective of whether they are an insider or outsider are good, they will survive. All this while, people are only talking about nepotism. But, nepotism in itself is not wrong. A chaiwalla's son may inherit his shop. What is wrong with that. But, is the chaiwalla, to promote his son, starts badmouthing all the other chaiwallas in the area by spreading rumors that they use sub-standard milk, draine water etc, then its criminal. What

Anonymous 1 week ago

Yes

Anonymous 1 week ago

Please don't do chamchagiri

Anonymous 1 week ago

Don't do chamchagiri

Anonymous 1 week ago

Shut up Ekta Kapoor ki chamchi!

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