Tough to sur­vive in show­biz, says Sh­weta

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Ac­tor Sh­weta Basu Prasad (above) of Makdee (2002) and Iqbal (2005) fame, who was caught in an al­leged pros­ti­tu­tion scan­dal last year, says it’s dif­fi­cult to sur­vive in the en­ter­tain­ment industry for those who don’t have a “god­fa­ther”.

Ask her whether she’s find­ing it dif­fi­cult to sur­vive in the industry, and Sh­weta says, “It is dif­fi­cult. I don’t have any god­fa­ther or a pro­ducer fa­ther, or any­body that I know per­son­ally in the industry.”

“I’ve been an out­sider, who has grown up in the industry. Peo­ple have seen my work. It is still dif­fi­cult, as you have to keep re­mind­ing peo­ple about your­self and go for au­di­tions. Be­ing an out­sider, it’s quite tough to make a mark in the industry,” she adds.

Sh­weta, who worked in TV shows like Ka­haani Ghar Ghar Kii and Karishma Kaa Karishma as a child artist, is all set to make her re­turn on tele­vi­sion with a hor­ror show.

“Be­ing an ac­tor, I’m open to act­ing as­sign­ments. It is an ex­cit­ing story and my char­ac­ter looks very good. The scope of per­for­mance was re­ally high. It’s in a short film for­mat, so it didn’t take too much time, as we shot the episode in a cou­ple of days,” she says.

Does she feel that tele­vi­sion has evolved as a medium of en­ter­tain­ment? “I don’t know how much things have changed.

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