Tough to survive in showbiz, says Shweta
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.