'Come only when you have talent and fee that you will die if you donn’t act'
HYDERABAD, Feb 09 (The CONNECT) - ‘Don’t’ was the advice Farah Khan gave to the millions of people who aspire to make a career at Bollywood. “Bear with me for being harsh on this because the struggle is real, hard,” Farah said participating in a chat organised by FICCI Ladies organisation (FLO) here
There are millions waiting, and wanting to enter and try their luck. The rejections will be common and many. One needs to accept rejections. One must be thick skinned. The aspirant really needs to have a lot of patience, she explained.
She, however, said “you can try your luck only if you have real talent and you feel that you will die if you don’t act”.
The chat was conducted by was in conversation with FLO past president Pinky Reddy and present Chairperson Shubhraa Maheshwari. Actors Adivi Sesh and Pooja Hegde too participated in the discussion.
A director is a director and there is no gender difference or bias, she said, reacting to an introduction that she was the most successful female director in Bollywood.
“I too, like many others, had a fair share of woes, struggles and difficulties as a child. Fridays decide the fate of many artists in our industry. My father was praised so much on one of the Fridays when his film was about to be released. And on Sunday, two days after the film released, people stopped seeing him, visiting our house. That is how our lives are,” she explained.
When Shubhraa highlighted how simple she was to approach and deal with as he interacted with them on one-to-one basis minus managers the practice exists in Bollywood, Farah on a lighter note said ‘I can’t afford PR and the Managers’.
When asked what is one parameter one must possess —technique, expertise, qualification or talent to further their career in Bollywood, all the three film personalities without blinking their eyes said all are required. Combinations of any of these are fine. There are innumerable examples to prove our point, they asserted.