EXCLUSIVE: Taapsee Pannu REACTS to Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘starkids debate useless’ comment

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The nepotism, insiders vs outsiders debates have been never ending topics in Bollywood. Many celebs have spoken about it on social media or at events or interviews. Sonakshi Sinha who is known for her outspoken nature had also recently took potshots at outsiders in an interview. Sona in an interview had said that even star kids get dropped out of a movie but they never cry about it as others do. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, we asked Taapsee Pannu, her views on Sonakshi’s comment.

Taapsee replied, “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?” She added, “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.”

For the unversed, Sonakshi in the interview with Pinkvilla dmitted to losing out on films and called it ‘part and parcel of the job’. She said, “Of course. Who hasn’t? 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, sab ke saath hota hai. Deal with it, dude. That’s life. There is no point talking about spilt milk.”

Watch the full interview of Taapse Pannu here.

Taapsee is currently gearing up for the release of Rashmi Rocket that is releasing on October 15 on Zee5.