Whoever you’re and wherever you come from, everybody has their share of battle, says actor Raima Sen. The daughter of yesteryear actor, Moon Moon Sen, and granddaughter of veteran, late Suchitra Sen, she provides that if star youngsters had it straightforward within the movie business, then every one in all them would have been profitable.
“Had issues been that simpler, then I’d’ve been the highest actress, too,” says Raima, admitting that she received her first break in Bollywood with Godmother (1999) as a result of she was Moon Moon Sen’s daughter.
“However, that was it. I didn’t get like 100 movie presents instantly after that. I needed to battle, and I’m nonetheless making an attempt laborious. In between, I went to Kolkata and labored in Bengali movies. Bollywood does respect regional movies and actors, they do recognise me for Chokher Bali (2002) and The Japanese Spouse (2010), however that isn’t the factors to get Bollywood movies. You continually have to show your self,” she explains.
Based on Raima, it’s the survival of the fittest and finally, all the things boils right down to expertise and one’s advantage.
“If you happen to’ve received expertise, you’ll discover a approach. There are lots of star youngsters who couldn’t make it. You’re nobody in case your movie doesn’t work. Star youngsters who’ve survived are significantly better performers than many others, they deserve credit score,” she says.
Weighing in on the insider vs outsiders debate, Raima insists it’s not all the time about lead roles or the display screen time. She factors what number of outsiders may not be taking part in lead roles but they’re “fabulous” character actors and viewers loves them.
“So, you get recognised in smaller roles, too. You may cry nepotism and all, however solely you probably have it in you, you get it. There’s no two methods about it. Sure, it’s tough to make it in Bollywood but it surely isn’t straightforward in any occupation. You may’t suppose I’ll grow to be primary with out having to do something. If you wish to be part of Bollywood, you’ve to take care of professionals and cons,” she provides.
There have additionally been talks across the groupism and favouritism in Bollywood and plenty of have claimed that solely insiders and people linked with these teams get seen.
Raima considerably agrees and is fast so as to add, “Sure, there are these gangs in Bollywood however I’ve by no means been part of any, neither do I’m going to such events. Movies don’t come to you since you attend such events, your functionality will get you’re employed.”
At the moment taking pictures for 2 internet sequence back-to-back, the actor provides she’s glad exploring the net area till good movies come her approach. “You’ve to seek out your approach. I can’t just do any movie as a result of I need to be in motion pictures. Additionally, a lot of my earlier movies in Hindi and in South didn’t launch. Now, I need to take up initiatives which are price my time, would see the sunshine of the day and gained’t be a waste of my time,” she concludes.
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