Sushant Singh Rajput’s death once again evoked conversations about existence of nepotism in Bollywood, however, speaking about starkids Raima Sen just cleared the misconception about all the star kids enjoying success and fame in the industry. In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the actress shared that irrespective of whether you are an insider or an outsider, everyone has their share of struggles. According to her if it had been easier for all the starkids, she would have been the top actress by now.
Raima who made her debut with Godmother in 1999 says “Had things been that easier, then I would’ve been the top actress, too. But, that was it. I didn’t get like 100 film offers immediately after that. I had to struggle, and I’m still trying hard.” The actress also admits of returning to her hometown Kolkata, and working in Bengali films as Bollywood filmmakers do recognize and appreciate Regional cinema.
“In between, I went to Kolkata and worked in Bengali films. Bollywood does appreciate regional films and actors, they do recognise me for Chokher Bali (2002) and The Japanese Wife (2010), but that isn’t the criteria to get Bollywood films. You constantly need to prove yourself,” she adds.
Further speaking she mentioned that ultimately everything is based on talent, and one has to prove themselves in each of their performances and to achieve great heights in their career. “If you’ve got talent, you’ll find a way. There are many star kids who couldn’t make it. You’re no one if your film doesn’t work. Star kids who’ve survived are much better performers than many others, they deserve credit,” added Raima. ALSO READ: Anya: The Official Teaser For Music Launch Of Bhushan Pradhan And Raima Sen Starrer Film Out Now
Also finally opening up about the nepotism debate she shares while many outsiders don’t play lead role on screens, they are noticed for their magnificent performance onscreen in smaller roles. ALSO READ: Dwitiyo Purush Actress Raima Sen Is Keeping Herself Busy Watching Online Shows
Continuing further she says, “So, you get recognised in smaller roles, too. You can cry nepotism and all, but only if you have it in you, you get it. There’s no two ways about it. Yes, it’s difficult to make it in Bollywood but it isn’t easy in any profession. You can’t think I’ll become number one without having to do anything. If you want to be a part of Bollywood, you’ve to deal with pros and cons.” ALSO READ: Raima Sen Shares A Beautiful Picture Of Her Mother Moon Moon Sen On Instagram
Also asserting about existence of gangs in Bollywood, she said, “Yes, there are these gangs in Bollywood but I’ve never been a part of any, neither do I go to such parties. Films don’t come to you because you attend such parties, your capability gets you work.” ALSO READ: Actress Raima Sen Shares Childhood Picture With Her Sister Riya Sen
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