‘Shelf life depends on an actor’s credibility’
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