Sameera Reddy: I was replaced in three films and wasn't given a proper reason

Updated: 07 September, 2020 14:39 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Sameera Reddy talks about being replaced in films, thrice over, facing rejections, and how the industry has given her a lot of her and she has nothing against it.

Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Sameera Reddy
Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Sameera Reddy

Ever since the unfortunate demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, there have been a lot of debates on nepotism, favouritism, and scathing and untold stories of rejections and replacements. A lot of Bollywood celebrities spoke about it, and the latest one is Sameera Reddy.

In an interview with Pinkvilla, she shed light on being replaced in films, thrice over, facing rejections, and how the industry has given a lot of her and she has nothing against it. She first revealed, "I was replaced in three films and wasn't given a proper reason. Once, they replaced me with a star kid and the other time, I got replaced because the actor was friendly with someone else."

She added, "I had signed this film and the producer called me to his office to tell me I'm not in it anymore. They said, 'You dont have it in you'. I felt terrible and started doubting myself. I told my mother that maybe he is right, I am not made for films. But then, I was told by a well wisher that I was replaced by a starkid and that the producer didn't have the guts to tell me the truth. I can't tell you which film it was but it was very early on in my career."

When asked about if this has made her bitter towards Bollywood, she said, "This industry has given me a lot and I have nothing against it. In fact I always say that I won't ever talk bad about the business because it has been kind to me. I respect films and I can't go against it. If I had the guts to go there and adhere to everything they wanted me to do, then I also have to be ready for these tamachas because it is a very competitive space."

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First Published: 07 September, 2020 08:26 IST

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