Tara Sutaria’s UNTOLD story: People called me anorexic, a foreigner; ridiculed me for being proper


oh she speaks so properly and she’s
sitting properly and whatever whatever but I again I it’s just how I was raised
and I’m very proud of that so if anyone has a problem with the type there’s
nothing I can really do it’s not really do its not really been obnoxious but some people did call me you know anorexic and things like that when I did student of the year and
then a little while later they were like because I put on two or three kilos
which is really not much and I’m still actually very underweight certain things
always stay with you certain experiences always stay with you and I’m you put me
on a stage I’m myself you put me in a party I’m I’m very shy and I’m very
awkward so and I I don’t really see anything wrong with that I know a lot of
people do but that’s fine again I’ve come to terms with it a lot of people
don’t take that very kindly because you’re young they sort of they want to
criticize you in a in a sort of way which which is more detrimental and
harmful than actually instructed yeah because they think you’re young and you
don’t know think she’s elegant she’s beautiful and she is extremely proper
today joining us sharing her own journey in Bollywood is Tara Sutaria only on Pinkvilla Tara you know we had met last time during Student of the Year and
we didn’t have this one-on-one conversation which I was waiting for a
lot of things actually you know go behind being an actor people say that
you know it’s a struggle to become a star and then it’s a struggle to
maintain being a star for you also it’s been both because you don’t have any
connections when did you realize that you wanted to become an actor and how
difficult was that journey till you made it my mom and dad have always I have a twin sister yeah we’ve always been performing we’ve always been acting
singing dancing since I’ve looked yes ever since we can remember and so we’ve
always been in the performing arts since we were like four or five so this is
sort of the only world that I’ve known for most kids and it’s amazing too you
know you go to school and you go for tuitions or you
that that’s one world and I feel like that the extracurricular world is
another world and that’s a world that I’ve really been a part of since I was
small so there’s been no other choice for me in my head it was always singing
dancing acting and I’ve you know I’ve been singing for much longer than I’ve
been acting your acting is a completely new and different ballgame for me it’s
something I started doing when I was in my teens I started off with Disney as a
DJ and then I absolutely love musical theater and theater in general so I did
this musical and and a couple of musicals really in Bombay for a couple
of years and that’s when I realized okay I love to act yeah and which is why when
when I actually met Karan when I was graduating college I was 19 20 20 or
something like that and we were just having a casual conversation and he knew
that I sang and he asked me to sing for him and I did and he was right what
about acting and we have a couple of films lined up for the next year and I
didn’t realize student was one yeah and then he said you know this this this and
student and this and other film and he was like well when you graduate why
don’t you come in and read and and test for it and all that which I did and that
sort of just changed everything so that’s that’s the transition that
happened from being a stage performer and you know theatre and all of that
which is again a different world yeah to then coming to two Dharma and the films
but before that how many times have you faced rejection and in what ways I don’t
know if it’s rejection but I know that when you perform and when you’re young
I’ve noticed this a lot a lot of people don’t take that very kindly because
you’re young they sort of they want to criticize you in a in a sort of way
which which is more detrimental and harmful than actually constructive yeah
because they think you’re young and you don’t know so um which is not the case
because I’ve also been doing this since I was five so I’m 23 now 24 almost and
if you count the years that’s quite a few years of being a professional but
people don’t think of it like that so in that sense I suppose it’s been some
occasions when I’ve been performing it’s been a little annoying some people have
said something is in whatever which is fine what it’s part of the job nothing
just um not not not terrible terrible things but just you know sometimes
critics and the musicals that I did and why did she choose to do this and you
just silly things really but but then when I met Karan and when student
happened that really changed everything that changed the game I think have you
ever like faced any obnoxious criticism for the way you are or the for the way
you look because there was this person this suvreen chawla she said that she
was 56 kilos and people called her overweight so yeah it yes people do say
hurtful things every now and then it’s not really been obnoxious but some
people did call me you know anorexic and things like that when I did student of
the year and then a little while later they were like because I put on two or
three kilos which is really not much and I’m still actually very underweight
yeah they just be like oh she’s you know she’s just put on so much weight and I
was like it’s people are never gonna be happy or satisfied they just want to
pull you down and I mean that’s something I’ve come to terms with now it
really bothered me earlier yeah people also don’t think that I’m a lot of
people don’t think I’m Indian and for some reason they think that I don’t know
because I I don’t know I don’t even know if they know that I’m a Parsi or what it
is which is I’m very much Indian and I absolutely love hindi they think that I
am some firang this is not the case and maybe because everyone thinks I’m
proper but that’s not the case I just care very much for the English language
as much as I care for Hindi they beautiful and what people don’t know
that so I just tend to assume you know but your co-star Siddarth and I have
always bonded over this fact that I was just asking him this that there are
times when you struggle to fit in at a party because young has that happened to
you all the time and this is always hot but we not just you know since I’ve been
a part of the movie since I was a kid I have a twin sister who’s yeah who’s very
different to me um and you know she’s she’s she’s very comfortable being
around people I’m really shy and I’m really awkward and I’ve always been that
way I never used to go to parties growing up because I was so so scared so
I think certain things always stay with you certain experiences always stay with
you and I’m you put me on a stage I’m myself you put me in a party I’m I’m
very shy and I’m very awkward so and I I don’t really see anything wrong with
that I know a lot of people do but that’s fine again I’ve come to terms
with it do you think that people have thought of you doesn’t negatively
because of that I don’t but yeah I mean I I also when I when I started I didn’t
really know anyone I knew Tiger and I knew Ananya and I knew Punit and
Karan that was about it but at at most parties it can be quite
overwhelming because when you don’t know people who’ve not grown up around them
it’s it is overwhelming not just for someone who’s shy or reserved its you
just don’t know how to introduce yourself or or whatever and and I know
people you know have said things about oh she speaks so properly and she’s
sitting properly and whatever whatever but I again I it’s just how I was raised
and I’m very proud of that so if anyone has a problem with it there’s nothing I
can really do yeah but has it has it ever gotten to you like any of the
criticism of the struggle how have you dealt with it like what what happened no
for sure especially in the beginning we done a couple of interviews and I
remember this whole thing and just been blown out of proportion that she likes
to constantly correct people or she’s very very her etiquette it is always on point
but again if you actually think about it these are actually wonderful things and
my mom sat me down one day and she said that’s who you are
be proud of who you are and you’re different and if people can’t take it
that’s their problem yeah and that’s fine you know and that’s
absolutely lovely thing to say because I think a lot of people today when they’re
criticized they have self-esteem issues like like it’s a huge change it’s
actually a kind of building with which people don’t really understand the kind
of harm they’re doing and it’s lovely to have somebody like you who has come out
of it and who wants to be how they are the way they are and not care or fear of
the world which is which is great thank you for this conversation all the best
for Marjaavan thank you is was lovely talking to you lots more yes yes thank you so
much thank you hi guys this is Tara Sutaria and if you like this video then
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