Srishti Jain On Becoming An Actor: People Laughed At Me For Running After Something With No Guarantee'

Here's Srishti Jain talking about her struggle for becoming an actress. Read ahead as the she narrates her interesting journey

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Srishti Jain On Becoming An Actor: People Laughed At Me For Running After Something With No Guarantee'
Srishti Jain is living it up right now, however, becoming who she is today has been a struggle for the actor. Srishti, who is seen playing the lead role in the show Hamari Wali Good News, says that the hardships started with convincing her parents to let her enter the industry. 

“I was always fascinated with acting and really wanted to become an actor, but at the same time, it always felt like a far-fetched dream. Owing to the fact that I belong to a family of engineers and doctors, my family was always very sceptical of the industry. My father got a job in Mumbai, and we shifted. I felt like destiny had brought me closer to my dream. That’s when I built up the courage to talk to my parents. I won’t lie, it took some time but eventually they agreed. I guess they realized how passionate I was about acting,” she said. ALSO READ: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain Actress Shilpa Raizada: 'My Family Didn't Know I Had Set Out To Become An Actor'- EXCLUSIVE

Well, her struggle didn’t end there. The Meri Durga actor says that there were many others along the way to dissuade her, but she carried on. ALSO READ: Naagin 5 Actor Anurag Vyas On Favourtism In TV: 'I Was Selected As The Main Lead In Bhakarwadi And Was Replaced Last Moment'- EXCLUSIVE

"The real struggle began when I started auditioning, I knew nothing about the industry or how to go about things. I can account for at least three years of countless auditions while managing my college and lectures. I remember I would travel by the metro in those days. It wasn’t easy and there were times when people around me laughed at me, they taunted me for being stupid and chasing after something that wasn’t guaranteed. When I got my first break, I quit college. That was a huge decision and I was advised against it by everyone, but my parents supported me. Today, I’m glad I took that step, I wouldn’t have been here today without that. Then I completed my graduation in psychology through correspondence while shooting for my show. God has been great to me and I’m very thankful,” she said.

Talking about her show and her role as Navya, she said, “The show is very interesting. It’s unique, fresh and progressive. Navya is a girl-next-door, she’s strong-headed and believes in standing up for what’s right and voicing her opinion. She’s full of life. She’s got married quite early because of family pressure. She’s 23 years old and is still a child at heart. But at the same time, she’s mature and stable-minded. She’s always happy and never really gets upset. She also loves everyone.”

Ask her what good news means to you, and she says, “Personally, when I see people close to me progress and do well, that to me is good news for me. Whenever a family member or a friend calls me to tell me that they’ve either got a new job or a promotion or they’ve made progress in any way, that makes me really happy.”

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