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You have to be in a certain league to get awards: Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu says that though she didn’t get any awards for her performance in Pink, she is far from being disillusioned.

bollywood Updated: Apr 13, 2017 09:23 IST
Sneha Mahadevan
Taapsee Pannu says that she still feels like an outsider in Bollywood.
Taapsee Pannu says that she still feels like an outsider in Bollywood. (HT Photo)

Taapsee Pannu might have received a lot of praise for her performance in Pink (2017), but she didn’t receive any awards. However, the young actor is far from disillusioned and says that this isn’t a new feature, as similar incidents happened to her in the South as well.

“It’s not a new feeling to not get an award so it’s alright. These award shows are beautifully televised and look fancy. In the South industry too, for a lot of my films that did exceptional business, awards were promised but except for my debut film, I didn’t get any awards. It hurt me in the beginning but later I realised that the criteria were not the same. I realised that you have to be in a certain league to get the award. It doesn’t work the other way round. I know it will sound like a case of grapes are sour because I didn’t get any awards, but this is what I feel,” the Naam Shabana actor says.

Despite being a part of Pink which had Amitabh Bachchan playing an important role and other projects with A-listers, Taapsee says that she still feels like an outsider. “There is nothing negative about feeling like an outsider. I will have to constantly prove myself with my films to be considered an equal. One wrong step on my part and I know that I would be kicked out. There is a long way to go and I still don’t feel like I am not in the same position as that of an industry kid. I’ve been made to feel like I am in a queue. On the flipside, I know that I can get away with doing a decent job as opposed to the high level of expectations from industry kids. Both sides have their own set of advantages and disadvantages,” she says.