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I should’ve planned my debut better: Riya Sen

Actor Riya Sen, who’ll be seen sharing screen space with her mother — veteran actor Moon Moon Sen — for the first time, feels she should have planned her Bollywood debut better.

bollywood Updated: Mar 26, 2014 20:31 IST
Medha Shri Dahiya
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Actor Riya Sen, who’ll be seen sharing screen space with her mother — veteran actor Moon Moon Sen — for the first time, feels she should have planned her Bollywood debut better. “Since I was the daughter of Moon Moon Sen and the grand-daughter of veteran actor Suchitra Sen, I should have planned a grand debut for myself. When I entered the industry, I was very young. I didn’t have a plan in place. I think I joined too early,” she says, adding, “When I got offers, my family got very excited. But I should have started only now.”

Riya, who often made headlines for things other than for acting, says, “Whatever I said was misquoted or made into a scandal! When I wore mini skirts it became a scandal. People said, ‘look at her, what is she wearing.’ But look around and you’ll see heroines wearing bikinis, having affairs and kissing onscreen, but no one is after them.”

Riya, 33, who was in the Capital to walk for designer Pam Mehta as part of wedding exhibition Athenia’s preview, says she focusses on her work now: “I do my work quietly and want to tell these people that ‘Hey! I’ve been in the industry for 13 years, my work is only getting better, and what you say, doesn’t make a difference in my life’. People said a lot of things about me... But that’s how certain people are, I guess.”