The Firstpost Show: Bollywood newcomers plead their passion – and a casting couch

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They might be new to Bollywood though that doesn’t meant they are not ardent about their work. In fact, 4 newcomers – Sayani Gupta, Harshvardhan Rane, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Omkar Kapoor – tell Renil Abraham on The Firstpost Show that their highway to success was not though obstacles.

“Bollywood was like porn in my house,” reveals Sayani, of Margarita With A Straw fame. The singer had to conflict a lot of parental stress and even her mother’s self-murder hazard before she could start her career in a film industry.

“Actor was never an choice on a list of probable careers,” suggested Harshvardhan who ran from his home in Gwalior during a age of 16. With no grade to exaggerate of, he worked during a cyber café in Delhi for Rs. 20 a day in sequence to acquire adequate to make his dreams come true. They finally did when he was expel in Sanam Teri Kasam.

For Shriya and Omkar, things were a tad easier: Shriya’s passion grown organically and her actor relatives Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar were some-more than supportive. Omkar, who done his behaving entrance as a child in Masoom and afterwards went on to act in other films like Judwaa and International Khiladi, became a 10th partner executive to Ahmed Khan before removing a mangle in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2.

While all of them struggled to get a foothold in a industry, it was usually Harshvardhan who had to face a casting couch. Funny auditions were a partial of all their paths to Bollywood, though Harshvardhan also had to understanding with a casting executive who wanted him to take off his pants so he could check either a hunk had “strong legs”.

Strong legs or not, he certain is gifted in some-more ways than one. Harshvardhan won a drink flip crater game, simply defeating a other three.

Through all their struggles, a actors’ passions have not waned and they are only watchful for some-more opportunities to come their way.