Shreyas Talpade recently opened up about the fragile ego of Bollywood celebrities and how they back-stabbed him. Not only once, but he has faced betrayal multiple times. There have been times when some actors refused to work with him because they were ‘insecure,’ as per Shreyas.
Shreyas Talpade Reveals being Back-Stabbed by Bollywood friends and their Fragile Egos
Shreyas’ breakout film Iqbal was a critical and commercial success. He estimated that only 10% of people in the industry are genuine. On the other hand, others are only acquaintances. He said that he did certain projects because of his friends. Also, many times his friends did projects excluding him. This added to the sourness in his mind for those people. Thereafter, he shared that he questions himself that if these people are even friends at all.
Asked to elaborate, he said, “I found out that there are certain actors who are insecure about sharing screen space with me and don’t want me in a film. I have done certain films for friends only keeping their interests in mind but then I have been back-stabbed by the same friends. Then there are friends who go ahead and make films without including me, which makes one question if they are even friends at all. Actually, in the industry, 90% of the people are just acquaintances, there are only 10% who actually feel happy when you do well. The egos are so fragile here.”
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Shreyas had welcomed the ‘correction’ that took place in the industry because of the pandemic, as he felt that for ‘a long time’, things had been getting ‘pretty one-sided’ and unfair. “So this correction was necessary. From here on we pretty much have an equal playing field for all of us. Things are looking bright, amazing and exciting,” he said.
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