‘This industry leads people to turn insecure’
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