The ‘Qayamat Ki Raat’ actress told Pinkvilla that even though TV actors struggle for 13-14 hours and film actors work for 5-6 hours, the former are not exhibited any acknowledgment and this frightens her to a considerable extent.
In an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, the actress opens up on her self doubts post-earning rejections in movies for coming from a Television background, the loss of confidence in oneself, and how she withstood it.
“Every time, I had this phase where I was only doubting myself,” she exclaimed and went on to add, “That did I do too much TV? Am I not pretty looking? Do I not act well? I have only doubted myself. I have taken a lot of advice from my real friends, my sisters, my mother, and share my doubts. Mera starts TV se hua and I would wonder why I did it? That is not a good thing because as an actor, we should be proud of our achievements. Of course, we make mistakes, which is part and parcel of our career.”
She resumed, “That self-doubt came when I was rejected in all the films. I would think this or that role is perfect for me, I would never get it, why? Because I started my career on Tv. Then it took me years to understand this. I decided to stay and bring myself out of those phases where I felt low. I then decided to trust myself and would counsel myself that failures are fine and that even if I deserved this role and did not get it, it is okay. Maybe, I will have to struggle a bit more. And that’s how I survived in the industry for so many years.”
Karishma Tanna got a breakthrough in Bollywood with her role as “Madhuri Dixit” in Sanjay Dutt‘s biopic ‘Sanju’ (2018), starring Ranbir Kapoor.