Updated June 11th, 2024 at 09:04 IST

When Tisca Chopra Was Replaced By 'Someone Younger' 4 Days Before Shoot: Very Sad World...

Tisca Chopra revealed the director tried to fob it off by saying it was the call of the producers. But she could see that it was not

A file photo of Tisca Chopra. | Image:Tisca Chopra/Instagram
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Tisca Chopra is considered one of the talented actresses of Hindi cinema. She has given many memorable roles in movies such as Taare Zameen Par, Rahasya, Chutney, Firaaq and more. However, she also had her share of ups and downs in her career. In a recent interview, she took a trip down memory lane and recalled being replaced by a director just four days before the shoot. Since that incident, she decided to become a creator and start owning her narrative.

He tried to fob it off by saying it was the call of the producers: Tisca Chopra

In an interview with Galatta Plus, Tisca shared that it happened in 2016. She had started preparing for the role, costumes and everything, but four days before the shoot, he told the actress that they were going with someone younger.  "He tried to fob it off by saying it’s the call of the producers. But I could see that it was just… I didn’t want to hear that anymore,” she continued.

She added that by that time she also got a sense of the fact that things were going on in her head that she had been ignoring. "I’ve had the benefit of working with wonderful directors and learning from them by watching their process and imbibing that," adding to this, she said if youth and beauty are the only two things that are attractive in a particular market then it's a "very sad world we are living in".

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(A file photo of Tisca Chopra | Image: Instagram)

When Tisca Chopra decided to become a creator

In the same segment, the actress revealed how she became a creator and produced her short movie Chutney. Recalling how she embarked on this idea, Tisca shared that she was doing this piece called Chutney at  Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai. It was based on Bhisham Sahni’s story. While working on it, she thought of doing something around Chutney. She narrated that to her close friends and then they came up with the story. "The protagonist was neither good-looking nor young. Nor did she have any other privileges. She was not well-spoken and didn’t have a male heir or a child. And yet, she controls the narrative in that story,” she concluded.

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(A still from Chutney | Image: IMdb)

In Chutney, helmed by Jyoti Kapur Das, Tisca played the role of Vanita. The story is situated at Model Town where Vanita is shown narrating a tale to a woman who, the night before, flirts with her husband at a party. The movie also starred Adil Hussain and Rasika Dugal.

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 09:04 IST