‘Fake auditions take place in Bollywood just to create buzz’
It took Bidita Bag almost a decade to carve a niche for herself in Bollywood. While the struggle is still on, the actor is happy that now, people at least know her by face. Calling herself “a victim”, she admits that nepotism exists in showbiz.
“I faced many rejections in these 12 years. I had the option to be depressed or evolve as a stronger human being and find a way out of it. I chose the latter,” she says, adding that things went downhill when her debut film, From Sydney with Love (2012), failed.
“We didn’t get many cinema halls. The producer went into depression. Many fake auditions happen just to create buzz that everyone is given an opportunity. In reality, established actors or insiders have already been finalised,” she asserts.
She is, however, not happy about the way some people are being targeted over actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. “Everyone talking about it does make a difference. But, it’s turning negative, the way people are abusing and threatening star kids as if they are responsible for everything that happened to Sushant. If some people are born privileged, that’s not their fault,” she opines.
Having said that, Bag, 28, shares that she would like to work with filmmakers Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, but never got the opportunity. “That doesn’t mean I’ll blame them for everything,” she reasons.
Recently, Bag’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz (2017) co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s personal life was in the news, after his estranged wife levelled charges against him and his family. Ask her about it and she says, “That’s his personal life. All I can say is I had a wonderful working relationship with him. He’s been a supportive co-star. I never felt any discomfort. I feel bad that he is going through a difficult time.”