‘This in­dus­try leads peo­ple to turn in­se­cure’

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Ac­tor Surveen Chawla (right), who is known for her bold image, says she is tired of be­ing of­fered the same roles. The 32-year-old says that af­ter her last erot­ica Hate Story 2 (2014), she went through a phase where she didn’t take on any project be­cause she wasn’t of­fered any­thing dif­fer­ent.

“I had a tough time af­ter Hate Story 2. I had been re­ject­ing other erot­i­cas and there was noth­ing else that I was of­fered. I re­alised I needed to prove my met­tle in other gen­res too. These sit­u­a­tions of­ten make you doubt your abil­i­ties as an ac­tor,” she says.

Surveen says that un­cer­tainty about the fu­ture is one of the big­gest chal­lenges faced by an ac­tor. “I feel this in­dus­try leads peo­ple to turn in­se­cure. You never seem to be con­tent. There is so much un­cer­tainty re­lat­ing to work be­cause you are con­stantly chas­ing films. It’s like you are try­ing for a film and some­one else bags the role. In­se­cu­rity gets the bet­ter of you, spe­cially when you are down. And most ac­tors go through these ups and downs in their lives,” she says.

And like many other ac­tors, Surveen ad­mits that Bol­ly­wood is not an easy place to be in. “The glam­our in­dus­try is the tough­est place to be. If you are sit­ting at home with­out work for a few days, you be­gin to feel that you might not be good enough. You are over­come by in­se­cu­ri­ties,” says Surveen, who will soon be seen in the sec­ond sea­son of a pop­u­lar TV se­ries, adding, “And just tal­ent doesn’t take you very far in the in­dus­try, you need to be lucky as well. You need to be at the right place at the right time.”

I had been re­ject­ing erot­i­cas and there was noth­ing else that I was of­fered. I re­alised I needed to prove my met­tle in other gen­res SURVEEN CHAWLA, AC­TOR

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