Since the passing away of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, the insider-outsider debate in the film and TV industry is going strong. There have been controversies, naming and shaming, social media attacks and bold statements given by a few celebs from the industry. Kangana Ranaut is one person who is quite vocal in this matter. Amid all that’s happening, Gangs of Filmistan actress-comedian Upasana Singh has shared her views too.
Upasana is quite a popular face on TV. She has been a part of big shows like Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights With Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show and Gangs of Filmistan next. The actress has also worked in several Hindi movies. In an interview, Singh talked about Sushant’s death and everything that’s been happening around.
Upasana Singh told Hindustan Times that after working in the industry and various regional films, she realised people are often attracted to its glamour side. She stated, “Chaka chaund ki zindagi dekhte hain log, par yeh pura sach nahin hai. People think there are no problems in the lives of actors, and everything is smooth. There is stress in every field, and I have been through tough times too. Ones who start from scratch have to work harder.”
The Gangs Of Filmistan actress also said that people are talking a lot about star kids since SSR’s death. But she believes Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor are stars not just because they are star kids. Upasana Singh stated that they are stars today because of their talent. She also said some insiders hadn’t shown their acting potential.
Furthermore, the actress talked about the fierce competition in the film industry during the 90s. Sharing her personal experience, Upasana revealed, “Heroines would get my outfits in a scene changed, so I don’t look better than them. There are many examples, and there are many things one has to handle while working in the industry- not just competition, but jealousy of co-stars, rapport with filmmakers and maintaining an image.”
The Gangs of Filmistan star said that girls in the industry are willing to compromise. She finds it weird when she hears that actresses were forced. Upasana Singh believes that no one forces these girls; they make their own choice. A South Indian producer propositioned her once and asked her to come to his office late her night. But TKSS actress cut the phone and went to his office the next day and called him out.