‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ actress Elakshi Gupta talks about her struggling days

Actress Elakshi Gupta talked about her struggling days in an interview with ETimes. The actress said that she had to do low-budget shoots and sometimes free shoots for designers.

Model Elakshi Gupta made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. Elakshi was recently seen in her music video, Nakhra with Vaibhav Londhe. In an interview with ETimes, the actress talked about her upcoming Marathi debut film ‘Bhram’ and also opened up about her struggling days. The actress said that she had to do low-budget shoots and even free shoots at times.

When asked about her early career days as a model, the actress said, “I started doing ramp shows in 2015. I did low-budget shoots and sometimes even shot for free for designers in order to build up my profile and earn sufficient money to pay my rent and food bills. At the same time, I had to prove to my family that I had made the right decision by following my dreams and not practising dentistry. I had to focus totally on modeling and stay in Mumbai full time. I enjoyed that phase as I got to learn many things.”

Talking about her Bollywood journey so far, Elakshi said, “The journey was not easy as I had no one to guide me. I came from a completely different profession–dentistry and my parents are doctors too. I came to Mumbai in December 2015. Everything was new for me back then but slowly, over the course of five years, I got the experience from each and every shoot and modeling assignment that came my way. I feel that it was very important for me to grow into a more confident and stronger person. I worked on myself in terms of acting, dance, screen presence, communication, and fitness. I am still learning and working hard to achieve my goals.”

Elakshi is a qualified dentist and feels blessed to be stepped into the entertainment industry. Talking about her Marathi debut movie, she said, “Yes, I have completed the shooting of a Marathi suspense film ‘Bhram’, directed by Vaibhav Londhe. There is no difference as such; both Marathi and Bollywood makers put in the same efforts. I liked the story of this Marathi film. I come from Vidarbha and the team was Maharashtrian. So, I experienced the comfort of interacting with them and realized that this comfort added ease to my performance. I was able to experiment with my character.”

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