There is a common belief that Bollywood is a tough nut to crack for outsiders. But model-actress Lisa Haydon says that in the long run, only hard work and persistence matter, not “film families”.
“If you are hardworking, talented, reasonably charming or good looking and determined, you have a chance to make it. There are pros and cons on both sides. In the end, the hard working and persistent ones are the ones that get ‘lucky’ -- whether in or out of film families,” Lisa said.
After a successful stint as a model, she made her acting debut with the 2010 film Aisha and went on to do films like Rascals, Queen, The Shaukeens and Housefull 3. Before heading to the tinsel town, Lisa walked into the fashion world as a model, and then did a spate of television commercials.
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Lisa said she picks projects on the basis of her instinct regarding the script, director, co-stars as well as all aspects that go into making a good film. ”What is a good script without a good director or a good director without a good actor?” , she asked.
For now, Lisa is co-judging India’s Next Top Model with celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani, while MTV VJ and actress Anusha Dandekar and grooming expert Neeraj Gaba will be the mentors of the contestants. The show is aired on MTV channel.
What about her future projects? “There are two projects up for discussion shortly,” said the actress, who will be seen in a cameo in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
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