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How to Make an Acting Career in Bollywood

25-FEB-2011 Jagran Josh Editorial
How to Make an Acting Career in Bollywood
How to Make an Acting Career in Bollywood

All the things you need to know before you take the first step to winning the hearts of the bollywood frenzy India

Bollywood is one of the biggest industries of India, which provides employment to thousands of people. Passionate and skilled individuals can have a very bright future here if they know the tricks. Some people often misunderstand that making a place among the known actors in Bollywood is a child’s play, it surely is not. Every successful actor has a story of struggle behind him and it takes a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck to become a successful actor. Unless you have a relative of yours in Bollywood who can launch you, you will have to start from the scratch. You need to proceed strategically and logically to fulfil your dream of becoming a known actor in Bollywood. Here are some tips that can help you.

The first step is to move to the right place, which is Mumbai. Being in this city will help you develop connections with the people in the industry. You also can hone your skills in an acting school. Actors are born as well as made. Being a part of an acting institute will give you a feel of the Bollywood. It will let you know what your profile demands and how you can face real life situations. Most importantly, it gives you a platform to practice your passion of acting and improve every day.

Besides enrolling in an acting institute, you need to create an impressive acting résumé to show it to various casting agents. You should always keep your eyes open for any kinds of auditions going on – be it for TV or movies – and give all the auditions. The more auditions you will give, the closer you will be to success. Though you will be rejected in many of them, do not get disheartened. When you decide to make an acting career in Bollywood, you should prepare yourself for a prolonged struggle and emotional disappointments. You also need to improve your looks, physique, command over Hindi and English, voice and of course acting skills.

Whenever you go for an audition, you will be asked for your portfolio in addition to the résumé. You should collect different headshots portraying various moods and styles of yours. This also includes all sorts of your acting experience till date. You should always keep it updated and never ever miss to mention even smaller assignments that you have done. Getting help from a professional agent could be beneficial.

Keep yourself abreast with all the latest news and activities in the industry. You should know which of the directors are looking for new people and which casting auditions are going on. You should remain constantly in touch with numerous casting agents to try your luck in any audition. You should keep trying to make as many contacts as possible because links help a lot in this industry.

You should also groom your communication and marketing skills and do not hesitate to start with a small role. It is just about getting the right break for after that sky is the limit.

 

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