There has always been an insider-outsider debate in Bollywood with many claiming that star kids get preferential treatment and some going as far as to say that there is a ‘movie mafia’ which ensures that outsiders never make it big in the incestuous Bollywood film industry. Now, Taapsee Pannu has said that the so-called insiders in Bollywood have never really appreciated her and she doesn’t even expect them to.
“I’ve never seen being an outsider as any way lesser than being an insider. Being an insider or an outsider doesn’t guarantee success. My audience will make me successful; not being an insider or an outsider. So, till now, my films, whichever have worked, is because of the audience, and not because the so-called insiders validated it. No, they didn’t. They still don’t. It’s not like I expect it also, because I have reached here courtesy my audience. They went and bought my movie tickets and made it a hit,” she told a leading film portal.
Earlier this year, Taapsee launched her own production house called Outsiders Films. “I can’t put a calendar date on how long I can be here for. I’m going to be around for as long as I feel it is working. I want to have a graceful exit, whenever that happens,” she added.