Taapsee Pannu's heartwrenching performance in last year's Pink may have received heaps of praises from all the corners but the actress hasn't been so lucky when it comes to award functions.
But Taapsee says that she isn't disillusioned as similar incidents happen down in the South film industry too. Recently she spoke her heart out to Hindustan Times and had some startling things to say...
It's Not A New Feeling To Not Get An Award
Taapsee was quoted as saying, "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."
You Have To Be In A Certain League To Get The Award
She further added, "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."
Taapsee Still Feels Like An Outsider In The Industry
The 'Naam Shabana' actress who doesn't hail from a filmy family said, "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 Had Slammed Award Functions In The Past Too
In one of her earlier interviews with Bollywood Hungama, Taapsee had said, "See what I've achieved and received. I'm always overwhelmed in that and I'm always happy. Mera life mein yahi maan na hai ke jo nahi mila uske baare mein mat socho jo mila usme khush raho. Today when you see award shows, they're beautiful television shows you've to sit and watch people dance and get together. The fact that only winners get to attend the shows is a big indication so let's watch them as beautiful TV shows."
Ouch, that hurts, doesn't it? Do let guys too agree with Taapsee's observation about award functions in recent times?