Taapsee Pannu on being replaced in films

Like every other entertainment industry Bollywood creates plenty of films every year. Many are the movies that we highly look forward to while some are those we don’t care much about. However, in that process, we often forget that it takes a lot of time, hard work, rejections, and replacements before a movie actually hits the silver screen. Many times the movies cast different actors at first but eventually, they get replaced. The reason for such happening could be plenty. Some come to light some don’t.

Here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who did not hesitate to be candid and spoke about being replaced in films:


1. Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu is one of those actresses from the entertainment industry who does not worry to stand with what she believes in. Speaking to Filmfare, she mentioned how she was once replaced in a project because the “hero’s wife didn’t want” her to be a part of it. She said,

“I faced some really weird things in the beginning like she isn’t pretty enough. I’ve been replaced because the hero’s wife didn’t want me to be part of the film. I was dubbing for one of my films and I was told that the hero didn’t like my dialogue so I should change it. When I refused to change it, they got a dubbing artiste to do it behind my back”

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2. Shefali Shah

Shefali Shah never fails to prove to the world what a versatile actress she is. Our favorite Madam sir also got candid and shared her experience of being replaced in films by a “bigger star”. She said,

“All it required was for somebody to make that call or the director to call me and say ‘I’m sorry or You know what we think xyz works better for the film’. Now, that is human behaviour, that is the basic courtesy… I felt terrible about it. I felt terrible about it but I also knew the person they have cast was a bigger star, was a star, I’m not a star, I’m an actor. Of course, it hurt me. But it was more a sense of ‘Aare bata toh dete (You could have told me at least)’. Secondly, it was more of a sense of, ‘S*** yaar, I lost out on a really nice role’, that was it.”

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3. Katrina Kaif

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble Katrina Kaif shared her experience of being replaced after just one shot. She shared how she felt that her career was over. She said,

“I got thrown out, not thrown out, let’s say replaced in a film called Saaya which was an Anurag Basu film with John Abraham and Tara Sharma. After shooting one shot, not one day but just one shot. At that time I thought my life was over. I thought my career was over.”

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4. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is not just an icon in India but in the whole world. It is safe to say that she has a crazy following both in Bollywood and Hollywood. All thanks to her impeccable self. Priyanka recalled her experience of getting replaced in films when she shared,


“I have been replaced and it has happened twice. I have had situations where I have been thrown out of films because someone else was recommended… a girlfriend was recommended after I was signed for a movie. So, that’s an abuse of power, girlfriend of the hero, or girlfriend of the director.”

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5. Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan also shared his awkward and embarrassing incidents where he was replaced in films but was not even informed about it. He said,

“I’ve been replaced in films. I’ve been replaced in films and not been told. And I’ve literally shown up at the shooting and somebody else is shooting there. And you had to just quietly turn around and walk away.”

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6. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan while talking about her experience of being replaced in films shared that there is a lot of pay disparity in the industry because of which we get replaced. She said,

“I did demand a certain fee and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. You put in an equal amount of time and effort so obviously, you want a certain amount. Now there is a lot of discussion about pay disparity but when I said it earlier, no one really paid attention to it. Of course, if I have demanded something, I have been replaced but it is just that you don’t hear about it.”

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7. Rajkummar Rao

Being his benevolent self, Rajkummar Rao has a different take on being replaced. While talking about being replaced in films he shared,

“You just move on. You just feel that, ‘Maybe, it is not in my destiny.’ I am a very chilled out person that way, I don’t really keep anything in my heart.”

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