VJ-turned-actor Rhea Chakraborty has started her innings in Bollywood with comic flick Mere Dad Ki Maruti (MDKM). Standing at the brink of her career graph, she’s aware of industry’s hardships but keeps an optimistic attitude. “It’s very hard to make a place for yourself in the industry. But I believe if you are lucky and talented, things will fall into place,” she says.
The 20-year-old tells us worlds of an actor and a VJ are completely apart. “Both are two different things. As a VJ, you are yourself. But as an actor, you are playing a character that you want people to fall in love with. I have been VJing for three years and I just stumbled upon acting. It’s been fun,” she says. Like every newcomer, she too looks up to some actors in the film industry. “I like Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. Then there’s Salman Khan, who’s extremely good looking,” Rhea gushes. Having done a Telugu film last year, she shares her experience of her first Hindi film: “MDKM has to be the right launch for me. I was pampered a lot on the sets while I bullied everyone.”
Talking about her co-stars from the film, she says, “Saqib (Saleem) is a superb co-star. We have good on-screen chemistry. We have become good friends. He was very protective of me during the shoot. Ram Kapoor is super chilled out. He’s so humble. He’s very passionate towards his work. You get to learn a lot from him.” Her debut film has just released and she is already on board for another. “I have signed another Bollywood film but I can’t reveal any details now,” she signs off.