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Shweta Basu Prasad: Tough to Survive in Showbiz Without a Godfather

  | November 01, 2015 19:30 IST (New Delhi)
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"I've been an outsider, who has grown up in the industry because people have seen my work. But, yes it is slightly difficult as you have to keep reminding people and go for auditions. I know a lot of people. I keep getting auditions once in a while. But being an outsider, it's quite tough to make a mark in the industry"

Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who was arrested for prostitution last year, said that it's "difficult" to survive in the entertainment industry for those who don't have any "godfather".
Shweta won the National Award for her role in Makdee and has also featured in films liken Iqbal.
When asked whether she finds it difficult to survive in the industry, Shweta told IANS: "It is difficult. I don't have any godfather or a producer father, or anybody that I know personally in the industry."

"I've been an outsider, who has grown up in the industry because people have seen my work. But, yes it is slightly difficult as you have to keep reminding people and go for auditions. I know a lot of people. I keep getting auditions once in a while. But being an outsider, it's quite tough to make a mark in the industry," she added. (Also Read - Shweta Basu Prasad's Statement: You Created a Mess in My Life, Well Done )
Shweta, who has appeared in TV shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Karishma Kaa Karishma earlier, is all set to make her return on television with horror show Darr Sabko Lagta Hai.
Of her comeback on television, Shweta said: "Being an actress, I'm open to acting assignments. It was an exciting story and my character looked very good. The scope of performance was really high. It's in a short film format, so it didn't take too much time as we shot the episode in a couple of days."
Hosted by actress Bipasha Basu, Darr Sabko Lagta Hai will feature 26 short films which have all been directed by different directors. Shweta will be seen in the episode titled Hostel, which will be aired on November 1.
"I'm playing the role of Anjali in Hostel. She comes from another city for her education and lives in this hostel, which actually is a haunted building," she said, adding that she finds it good to do horror.
"It's very interesting. I love reading horror books and watching horror films a lot," Shweta said.
Has TV evolved as a medium of entertainment?
Shweta said: "I don't know how much things have changed. I don't watch television much. When I did last TV show, I was 11 years old. I'm not mature enough to say how has it transformed or anything, but it's not a comeback or so for me. Being actors, one should be open to doing any medium - whether it is films, TV, theatre, ads or others."

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