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Lacking backing

bollywood Updated: Oct 30, 2010 00:52 IST

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Actor Shub Mukherjee, who debuts in Bollywood with the film, Nakshtra, this Friday, says the choice of movies for people from a non-film background is extremely important in the Hindi film industry.

“Bollywood has families, camps. Therefore, it is very difficult for a person from outside to make a place for himself here,” he said.

“While those who have a film background get several chances, others have to strike the right chord by their third or fourth film,” the 24-year-old debutant said. “You also need to be lucky and create space for yourself,” the actor added.

The movie has been directed by Mohan Savalkar and also stars model-actor Milind Soman.

Talking about the film, Mukherjee said, “I play Ajay, the lead character of a writer struggling in Bollywood, in the movie. Eventually, he gets a break, but that leads to another problem, which forms the crux of the story.”

Before Nakshtra, Mukherjee was assistant choreographer for Shiamak Dawar for the film, Dhoom 2. He also performed at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Currently, the actor, who is basically an engineer from Delhi, is working on another movie tentatively titled Shakal Pe Mat Jaoo.

“It is a satire, written by me and stars Sourabh Shukla among others,” Mukherjee added.