Tiger Shroff’s heroine Nidhhi says relatives warned her parents against Bollywood
Munna Michael actor Nidhhi Agerwal is glad her parents chose to ignore what the relatives had to say.Updated: Jul 09, 2017 14:38 IST
Nidhhi Agerwal, who is from Bangalore, will soon be making her acting debut alongside actor Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael. However, bagging a film in Bollywood hasn’t been easy for her. Although her parents supported her decision to enter the film industry, her relatives warned them against letting her be part of the “big bad world” of Bollywood.
“My parents are very trusting. They have always supported my decisions. Sometimes I feel they trust me too much. But people around them, rishtedaars were like, ‘Tum akele Mumbai kaise bhej sakte ho?” recalls Nidhhi, who gave four auditions for the Sabbir Khan directorial.
Sharing her experience of the initial days in Mumbai, Nidhhi adds, “When I came in, I started hearing stories about everything that happens here [casting couch, nepotism etc]. But these things exist everywhere, even in the corporate world. It’s just that Bollywood is a public profession, so word gets out. But I have never had a casting couch experience. No one has every approached me.”
The actor adds that this has a lot to do with the kind of person she is. “Maybe it has never happened because I don’t become friends with someone very quickly. I am either working or I’m at home. I don’t go out partying... Koi scope hi nahi tha,” says Nidhhi.
Another problem that she faced when she moved to Mumbai was getting a place to stay. “I was looking for a house, but wasn’t able to find one. People did not want to rent out their place to me. My dad had to come and meet my landlord. He had to assure him that he and my mom would keep coming to visit me. I have no clue why they didn’t want to give me the place. They were like, ‘Are you going to live alone?” They’d ask me what I was doing in Bombay and all,” recalls Nidhhi.
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First Published: Jul 09, 2017 14:38 IST