Disha Patani opened up about moving to Mumbai and we are amazed at her struggle! The actress, in an interview with a leading newspaper, spoke about belonging to a non-filmy background and landing Baaghi 2. “I’m not from a filmi background, so I don’t know if my films will always work and if people will give me another chance. So, I’ve to be super careful. I love acting and I want to keep getting the chance to perform,” says Disha, as she thinks back about the rejections she faced through the years. “A film was supposed to start and they replaced me with someone else. That was my launch film. But everything happens for a reason. I learned early that rejections make you stronger. Each time you feel there’s something missing in you, you get that motivation to work harder,” she said.
Have you ever had your parents tell you how they moved to the city with just Rs. 50 in their pocket? Well, for Disha Patani, it isn't just an interesting conversation, the actress recalls moving to Mumbai, with pride. "I’m a very positive person. Maybe I was not prepared. Also, I left my studies and I came to Mumbai. For a college girl to come to a new city not knowing anyone wasn’t easy. I was living alone, making my own money and never asked my family. I came to Mumbai with ₹500 and after a point, I didn’t have any money. I used to go for a lot of auditions, mostly for TV commercials, as there was this constant pressure on me that if I don’t get a job this month, how I will pay my rent. Everything I did was a job until I started to enjoy acting. My life was, work, come home and sleep! I’d get so bored if I wasn’t working and I’d think what am I doing in my life,” she said.
With all the talk about nepotism and star kids in the industry, Disha's story is an inspiration to every newcomer and shows just how far hard work goes. Though her debut film was M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, she wasn't the leading lady of the movie, post it she did act in the Indo-Chinese flick starring Sonu Sood and Jackie Chan, Kung Fu Yoga. However, Baaghi 2 will add a new feather to Disha's hat.
Keep inspiring. Disha!
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