None of my clos­est friends are from film in­dus­try: Shamita

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - En­ter­tain­ment - Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ac­tor Shamita Shetty (above) was con­sid­ered as one of the most promis­ing new­com­ers in the film in­dus­try when she made her de­but in Mo­hab­batein (2000). But af­ter do­ing some films, she dis­ap­peared from the scene. How­ever, af­ter a gap of nine years, Shamita is set to make a come­back with a web se­ries. Hav­ing been around in the in­dus­try for a lit­tle less than two decades, it’s sur­pris­ing that she doesn’t have a big friend cir­cle.

About her friends in the in­dus­try, she says, “[Af­ter] be­ing a part of this fra­ter­nity for so long, you end up know­ing so many peo­ple, and mak­ing friends. But peo­ple that I can ac­tu­ally count on… none of my close friends are from this in­dus­try. I don’t know why, but that’s how it has been for me.”

Cit­ing “in­se­cu­rity” as one of the main rea­sons why she couldn’t de­velop any stable bonds, Shamita says, “Un­for­tu­nately, most ac­tors are so in­se­cure that to build a friend­ship on that kind of foun­da­tion is very dif­fi­cult. So I def­i­nitely know a lot of peo­ple in this in­dus­try, but I don’t have any 4am friends as such.”

Asked if she re­grets not mak­ing last­ing friend­ships in Bol­ly­wood, Shamita says she’s con­tent in her own space and with her cir­cle of non-filmi pals. “I do so­cialise but yeah, if you are talk­ing about best friends, then I am very sat­is­fied with the peo­ple that I have in my life be­cause they gen­uinely love me.”

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