Neha Sharma gets candid about her struggles in Bollywood and her mantra to success

Neha Sharma is a popular name in showbiz today, and the 33 year old actress has come a long way, since her Bollywood debut in ‘Crook’ alongside Emraan Hashmi, that was released in 2010.

Since then, the actress has featured in several other popular movies like ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’, ‘Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, ‘Youngistaan’, ‘Tum Bin II’, ‘Mubarakan’ and ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’, some of which proved to be a massive success at the box-office, while others flopped miserably.

Given the fact, that just like any other outsider, Neha too shares her own part of ups and downs, and her way to success wasn’t as easy as it may appear.

As reported by ‘Spotboye’, talking about the struggles she faced, Neha revealed, “It’s not an easy ride. It’s all glamorous from the outside but it does take a toll. You believe in your talent and potential but for the world to see it, you need a bonafide big success at the box office and that’s when people take notice, especially when you are from the outside.”

Shedding some light on her success mantra and how can one achieve great heights come what may, Neha shared, “For you to make it, you either need to be from the industry as networking is very important. I have realised over the years that if you don’t know people here, people won’t give you work just because you are talented. It just doesn’t work like that. Or the other option is to keep doing what you are doing and have faith in that. This was the scenario for me a couple of years back too, but with the advent of OTT, it’s not just about box-office success. It’s more about the content and I am glad to be a part of this new era where talent is being given its due finally. Talented actors are finally getting work as it’s not about who you know, how you know them or who’s your sugar daddy.”

Opening up about her past rejections and how they impacted her as a 20 year old back then, the actress revealed, “When I began, of course it was really disheartening as a 20-year-old to go through failures. You are not taught as a child, at least I wasn’t, that it’s okay to fail. Most Indian parents want you to be successful and they don’t teach you much how to cope with failure. So, it’s definitely not easy. But I soon realised that every film that I do won’t be a blockbuster or lapped up by the critics. When you talk about creating a project, it’s a group endeavour, so it’s a combined effort and you can’t take the whole blame of a project not working on yourself. All you can do is give your 100 percent. So, I realised early on that making a project work wasn’t in my hand, unless I am producing, directing, writing and acting in it.”