I feel privileged to work in Bollywood, says Lisa Haydon
Model-turned-actor Lisa Haydon (above) says she wouldn’t like to be in any other place than the film industry. “I wake up everyday feeling privileged to work in a business where I wouldn’t want to do any other job. I love the travel, the creativity. To be accepted, get to do what you love is an amazing thing,” says Lisa, who made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with Sonam Kapoor-starrer Aisha, and got her breakthrough role with Kangana Ranaut’s Queen (2013).
The 30-year-old recently starred in Housefull 3, and feels fortunate to team up with renowned people in the industry. “The journey has been fantastic. I’ve been lucky. The most important thing for me is to have fun,” says Lisa, who finds subjective the perception that models can’t be good actors. “It’s upto each person what to do with the opportunity, how far you’re going to take it. As far as notions being changed, it is individual. There are many girls who come into the industry and get criticised for their acting chops, being from modelling background or not. Not everyone can do everything,” says the actor, who will next seen as a judge on an upcoming show. She says the show will give a platform to aspiring models, who don’t get the chance to showcase their skills.
“We take girls who probably don’t have the opportunity everyday to make it as the top model. They come from different backgrounds. Last season we had a mother, this year there is a teacher. Modelling is not just about being beautiful, tall or posing well. It’s about determination, creativity,” says Lisa.