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Bhumika Chawla on less work in Bollywood: Either I am not a good actor or my PRs aren’t making enough calls

The actress, who has spent 23 years in the Indian film industry, burst onto mainstream Bollywood with the blockbuster film Tere Naam opposite Salman Khan.

Bhumika Chawla on less work in Bollywood: Either I am not a good actor or my PRs aren’t making enough calls
Bhumika Chawla
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 02.24 AM, Nov 27, 2022


Anyone who has watched Bollywood films in the early 2000s knows Bhumika Chawla pretty well. The actress, who started her career with films such as Tere Naam, Run, among others, feels Bollywood thinks she has stopped working for the following reason:

“Either I am not a good actor or my PRs are not making enough calls, or they don’t know I am working still. I honestly don’t know,” she said jokingly, as reported by Hindustan Times.

Bhumika Chawla is currently busy shooting for her upcoming Tamil film and simultaneously gearing up for the first schedule of her unannounced Hindi film, which she is set to start shooting for in January, as per the same report.

The actress was last seen in Sita Raman alongside Dulquer Salmaan, Rashmika Mandanna and Mrunal Thakur.

Talking about her two-decades-long journey in Bollywood, Bhumika Chawla told the publication that even after spending all these years in the industry she doesn’t know how to appraoch people and is still a beginner; a student.

“I have spent almost 23 years [in films] and I can give the credit only to God, audience and industry people who have been kind enough to give me work. I still don’t know how the show business works. It’s like a gamble. It’s like, ‘Let’s go on social media, let’s make a few calls, let’s attend a few parties’. You don’t really know what’s going to work... But now, I don’t know how the industry works. Like if I want to work with someone on a streaming giant, I don’t know how to enter that zone. I could actually put up on my [social media] page and say that, ‘I am looking for work and somebody give me work’, but I don’t know who to approach. Maybe I should connect with some agency and they can help me get some good work. I still feel like I am beginner, a newcomer, a student,” the actor was quoted as saying.

The actress was candid about being ‘hungry’ for good work and expressed her interest in wanting to take up quality project.

“I am very happy with what I have done so far, but I am still hungry for good work. I still want to work with people who can bring out the best in me. I am not going to sit down and not want to grow - not just in terms of work, but also as a person,” concluded Bhumika Chawla.