The debate of nepotism in Bollywood is never-ending. Since Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death in June, this topic has been talked about a lot more. A lot of actors are now speaking about being replaced in films. One such actress is Isha Koppikar.
We have heard news time and again of actors being replaced before the film goes on floors. Most times, these roles are then essayed by someone who’s family is already in the industry, or they have some connection to a powerful name.
While speaking to Pinkvilla, Isha Koppikar said, “A lot of times, I was about to get a role, but then somebody called. The father or mother would call and the starlet would get it. If somebody is with someone and the heroine is his muse or girlfriend, then she would get the role. All this has happened to me.”
Isha Koppikar further added, “I was about to go for the mahurat, and it happened. I will not talk about the star. He is a superstar today.”
A while ago, Taapsee Pannu opened up about getting replaced by a star kid. She had told India Today, “I have been replaced in a lot of films by star kids. But I refuse to be bitter about it. I reached a point when I didn’t seek validation from them. That’s when I decided to make my own path. You don’t need any validation, they haven’t come to screenings of my films or tweeted about them, but does that make my films bad? No.”
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