Off late, many actors have come forward with their struggle in Bollywood, its harsh realities and complexities. Ahead of her debut, ‘Mirzya’, Saiyami Kher has opened up about same in an interview with a tabloid. She spoke of her journey in Bollywood, how it hasn’t been a bed of roses. She said “I agree that access is easy when you belong to a filmy background but I never had a filmy upbringing, though my grandmother was an actress and so is my aunt. I have struggled and stood in queues for auditions. I have the feeling of dejection when things do not materialise. Going through auditions, awaiting my turn and meeting mean casting directors has taught me a lot. I have experienced all before my first film.”
She also elaborated on her modelling career, “I started modelling at 16, thanks to our family friend, Sushma Reddy, who said I had a decent face and I should give it a try. Before I did my first portfolio, she sat me down and lectured me on the ways of industry, she told me I couldn’t get into drugs, alcohol or fall into love for next 10 years. So I had people who guided and guarded me. It’s so sad that women are exploited in this industry. I have been in a similar situation but I bluntly told the lady not to call me again. I am glad I have a family here to fall back on.”
We are glad that Saiyami has gone through all and is set to kick ass with her first film.