She has tasted success with her films in the South movie industry as well as Bollywood but actress Taapsee Pannu says she is aware that the equation in the film business is dynamic and changes every Friday.
Taapsee made her acting debut with 2010 Telugu film 'Jhummandi Naadam' and followed it up by featuring in Tamil film 'Aadukalam' which bagged six National Film Awards.
She stepped into Hindi films with 'Chashme Baddoor' in 2013 and did a small role in 'Baby' but it was last year's 'Pink' — her third Hindi project - that brought her acclaim.
"I have seen fair amount of ups and downs in South before all this happened to me," said Taapsee about life post 'Pink'.
"I know how it is when you're made star overnight and what happens when your movie doesn't work. I have seen both the sides so I am using that experience now. Trying to keep my head on my shoulders and handle success and failure equally," said the actress.
Taapsee is currently gearing up for 'Runningshaadi.Com', whose producer Shoojit Sircar had recently called her an actress 'unpolluted' by stardom.
When quizzed about this, Taapsee says one of the reasons for that could be her attitude towards work.
"I have my own life, which is beyond films and I maintain that. Films are just one part of my life, acting cannot take up my entire life. My career is not part of my life, there are other things also. That is probably one reason which keeps me away from the whole jingbang of stardom," she added.
It is difficult to stay detached while being the centre of attention and Taapsee says she is aware it is a tricky territory.
"It is very difficult because everyday you have a set of people who will constantly make you realise that you are the centre of attention. But then I know, because perhaps I have seen it, that one bad Friday and the same set of people wouldn't want to talk to you again."