‘Shelf life de­pends on an ac­tor’s cred­i­bil­ity’

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Ac­tor Bi­pasha Basu (left), who has been a part of the in­dus­try for more than a decade now, says that ev­ery­one has their own strat­egy to sur­vive in the in­dus­try. The 36-year-old says it all de­pends on the work that you do in the in­dus­try.

“It’s my 14th year in the in­dus­try. It’s all about how you po­si­tion your­self, what your as­pi­ra­tions are and how lucky you are. Ev­ery­thing doesn’t work for ev­ery in­di­vid­ual. Ev­ery­one’s way of work­ing and be­ing is dif­fer­ent,” she says, adding, “Shelf life, I think, de­pends on the cred­i­bil­ity of the ac­tor. Ours is such an as­pi­ra­tional in­dus­try. I switch on the tele­vi­sion and I’m con­fused with one mil­lion new faces. I don’t know how many of th­ese new­com­ers will last even a year. It has all be­come very, very ag­gres­sive now.”

The ac­tor says the po­si­tion of hero­ines in the in­dus­try has also evolved. “The in­dus­try is now looked at as a busi­ness and has really evolved even to­wards women. Ear­lier, mar­ried women wouldn’t be ac­cepted. That has changed now. Those who make a place for them­selves in the heart of the au­di­ences are the ones who sur­vive the long­est. They are a bunch of women who are do­ing pretty well. And they have lasted many years. It de­pends on the tal­ent and the love they have got over the years,” she says.

It’s all about how you po­si­tion your­self, what your as­pi­ra­tions are and how lucky you are

Bi­pasha Basu, ac­tor

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