‘BOLLYWOOD HAS NOT BEEN TOO WEL­COM­ING’

Sana Khan says that she has al­ways got work based on her cal­i­bre with­out rec­om­men­da­tions

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Ac­tor Sana Khan (right), who em­barked on her Bollywood jour­ney with films such as Jai Ho (2014) and Wa­jah Tum Ho (2016), is yet to make a mark in the film in­dus­try. The for­mer Bigg Boss con­tes­tant says that find­ing her way in the in­dus­try hasn’t been easy for her, and only a hand­ful of peo­ple of­fered her work based on merit. She says, “No mat­ter what peo­ple say, the fact re­mains that it’s not easy for an out­sider to make it big in the in­dus­try.”

The 28-year-old ac­tor adds that at times, ac­tors don’t even get to play the roles they de­serve. She says she has seen ev­ery­thing in the past four years she has been in the in­dus­try. “From pol­i­tics to get­ting re­placed by another ac­tor or not get­ting ref­er­ences, I’m done with all of it. There’s noth­ing more that I wish to see now,” re­torts Sana, adding that even those she has worked with in the past, had ap­pre­hen­sions cast­ing her. “I feel that the in­dus­try is wel­com­ing to only to those, who have done films with some of the big­gest di­rec­tors or are associated with a big ban­ner pro­duc­tion house. So in my case, peo­ple have not been too invit­ing,” says Sana, who will be shar­ing screen space with ac­tor Ak­shay Kumar in Toi­let: Ek Prem Katha.

Sana be­came a house­hold name af­ter she par­tic­i­pated in the sea­son six of re­al­ity show, Bigg Boss in 2012. Not just that, her prox­im­ity to the host of the show, ac­tor Sal­man Khan be­came the hottest topic of town. How­ever, Sana says that her good rap­port with the su­per­star never made a dif­fer­ence to her ca­reer.

“I have al­ways got work on my own cal­i­bre and I can proudly say that no­body has ever rec­om­mended me for any project. I have met di­rec­tors, who have told me that ‘You should be happy that you’re not try­ing to get work be­cause of some­one’s ref­er­ence and peo­ple are call­ing you di­rectly be­cause they feel you are tal­ented’. Such com­ments make you feel happy,” shares Sana, who shared screen space with Sal­man in her de­but film, Jai Ho.

I have al­ways got work on my own cal­iber and I can proudly say that no­body has ever rec­om­mended me for any project SANA KHAN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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