‘Was told to not do horror as my first film’
Actor Adah Sharma, (above) who was last seen in Commando 2, says that she received a lot of unwanted advice from people when she entered the film industry. “There are people who want to change you and make you into a stereotype of someone who is successful. So they will tell you to make your hair in a certain way because someone else (who is successful does it) has a particular hairstyle or not wear something because someone else doesn’t wear it. I feel it’s important to be confident about who you are,” says Adah, who made her Bollywood debut with the film 1920 (2008).
The 27-year-old loves being part of the industry because of the love she has received from her fans. “If you like what you are doing ,then everything is worth it. When a movie releases, the audience loves you equally. They don’t care whose daughter or son you are. With social media, you know their reaction to your work directly,” says Adah. She has also done films such as Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke (2013) and Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). “My first film was a horror movie and many people told me not to start with horror. But I got to do a role where I could perform. Sometimes actors don’t get to do that in their career.”