After the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise, a debate on nepotism and insider-outsider has started inside film industry. Many celebrities are openly sharing their experience with all this.
Actress Sameera Reddy talks to Pinkvilla and shared her experience, Talking about the first instance, Sameera reveals, “I was doing this film and suddenly I was told that there will be a kissing scene added to the film. It wasn’t there before so I wasn’t okay with it. The makers tried to reason with me saying, “You did it in Musafir,” and I was like but that doesn’t mean I’ll keep on doing it. He had then told me that please handle this with care but remember you are replaceable.”
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Another one was from a male Bollywood hero she did a film with. “An actor had made a comment and said, “You are so unapproachable.He called me boring and said, ‘You’re no fun’. He also said, ‘I don’t know if I ever want to work with you again’. And I never worked with him after that film.” Although this is unfortunately the state of affairs in the industry for years now, Sameera also reasons that there needs to be a defence mechanism that will save you from these vultures. “The whole game is like snakes and ladders. So you need to know how to move around the snakes and make your way. I would never party or hang out with the actors post my shoot. i would head back home and rather watch TV. I never really socialised and I know that helps a lot in getting films. But it’s fine. It’s the nature of the business.”