Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta avers that, irrespective of whether one is a star kid or not, survival in the film industry depends only on talent and luck. Jisshu, who features opposite Vidya Balan in the new OTT release, “Shakuntala Devi”, rose from a humble background to become a big success story in contemporary Bengali cinema. “I really don’t know why people are talking about it so much. It (nepotism) was always there, it will be there. My daughter has already done a film. She is very young but she is a good actress. Shekhar Kapur Cites Examples of Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand Launching Rishi Kapoor, Vijay Anand, Says ‘Not About Nepotism, It’s About Opening Gates to New Talent’
If she wants to take up films as a career and if I help her, is it wrong? I can put in money for her and I will. What is wrong in it if I support my daughter and make films with her if I feel she can make it big one day. I don’t think there is any problem with that. I don’t know if that is nepotism but I will help my daughter. But only on one condition, she has to be talented and she has to prove herself as an actor,” Jisshu told IANS. “If something wrong is happening, you should protest but you should not judge others without having proof. This is what I believe,” he added. #TaimurAliKhan Trends on Twitter After Anurag Kashyap Calls Out Media and Audience’s Obsession With Nepotism
Apart from making a mark in Bangla films, Jisshu has worked in Bollywood, in films like “Mardaani”, “Barfi”, “Piku”, and “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”. Has he ever experienced any kind of discrimination? “In Bengal, I was called ‘unlucky actor’ for almost a decade but that didn’t stop me. Right now, I guess I give money back to the producers,” replied Jisshu.
He added: “Things change, you know. It is about perception — how you look at it. I was promised a big film with a big director when I was young. When the film’s poster released I realised I was not a part of it. But that didn’t stop me. Today, that director is nowhere. I am still around.” Talking about his off-screen camaraderie with “Shakuntala Devi” co-actor Vidya, he shared: “Working with Vidya was always on my mind.
I was a huge fan of her as an actor. But now I am also her fan as a human being. She is a good person and a prankster. We had a lot of fun on the set. We have become good friends. It was fun working with her. The way she looks at life inspires me a lot. She is always having fun, she is always very positive towards everything. Yes, we have struck a chord somewhere.” Also starring Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh, “Shakuntala Devi” premieres on Amazon Prime on July 31.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 31, 2020 11:41 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).
Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)
Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?
If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.
1. Hunger Games
Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)
2. Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)
3. Star Wars
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)
4. The Big Bang Theory
TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)
5. Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)
7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)
Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)
8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)
Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)
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We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).