Actor Priyasha Bhardwaj, who made a mark for herself as Sushmita Sen’s youthful sister within the internet sequence “Aarya”, says nepotism exists within the business however there isn’t a dearth of fine work for newcomers.
Bhardwaj, who hails from the North East, will subsequent be seen in “Mirzapur 2”, which begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video from October 23. “It is definitely there. (But) I am choosing the projects in such a way that it does not affect me. I gave 200 auditions, but got selected in only 40. However, I am earning enough to sustain myself. So, nepotism does not affect me. There is plenty of work in Mumbai,” she told PTI in an interview.
The actor said she is happy with the way her career is shaping up as she came to Mumbai not with the dream to become a heroine but to act. “If you crave just for one specific challenge or one thing particular, then nepotism will have an effect on you. But I went there to behave, to not change into a heroine. So, I’m completely satisfied. I hope that I will dodge nepotism. When it involves me, I’ll deal with it,” she added.
Bhardwaj, who has featured in dozens of ads including the ‘Motherhood Stories’ of UNICEF, said young people should come out and raise their voice to bring about a change in society. “I communicate about myself like the way it feels being from the North East. Unless younger folks come out, nothing will change… We ought to positively communicate on points.”
The actor, who additionally featured within the internet sequence “Kaafir” with Dia Mirza, has had her share of wrestle when she confronted a #MeToo type of scenario whereas doing theatre in Mumbai. She didn’t witness any casting sofa from the Bollywood makers, she added.
“While rehearsing for a play in 2019 in Mumbai, a director had forcibly kissed me in the name of improvisation. There was no one at that moment in the rehearsal hall. I had resisted strongly to the situation at that time and the director later apologised to me,” Bhardwaj added.
When requested about her choice for internet exhibits over movies, the actor stated the brand new format attracts extra eyeballs as it’s wealthy in content material. “There is a freedom to do such content in web series. A typical film with five-six songs is forgotten by people now. They understand the difference between good and bad acting. For me, the character, not the maker, matters while choosing a project,” she added.
Bhardwaj, who has labored in English and Urdu theatre, stated she has not tried exhausting for Bollywood movies but. “’Aarya’ is my biggest project so far and I played the role of Sushmita Sen’s sister on the screen. Many of the dialogues and situations were extempore, but my theatre background helped me a lot,” she added.
Bhardwaj stated she ultimately desires to return to her hometown Guwahati after 10-15 years to coach underprivileged kids in theatre. “I want to contribute to the society here in Guwahati. I want to teach the kids and other aspirants about theatre and acting. I want to work with them on clowns in theatre. With clowns, we typically think about the jokers seen in the circus. There is a difference in jokers with red noses. We can tell a story through comedy… I want to work on that in future,” Bhardwaj stated. PTI