EXCLUSIVE: Dil Bechara’s Swastika Mukherjee claims Bengali actors don’t get equal opportunities in Bollywood

Swastika Mukherjee, who was last seen in Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara, has opened up on the partiality the Bengali actors have come across while working in the industry is here.
EXCLUSIVE: Dil Bechara’s Swastika Mukherjee claims Bengali actors don’t get equal opportunities in Bollywood EXCLUSIVE: Dil Bechara’s Swastika Mukherjee claims Bengali actors don’t get equal opportunities in Bollywood

Amid the raging insider-outsider debate that has been prevailing in the industry post Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, the late actor’s co-star from Dil Bechara Swastika Mukherjee has given the discussion a new direction after, in an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, she spoke about Bollywood’s biased attitude and how regional actors, especially from Bengal and Assam, don’t get equal opportunities in the industry here. The actress asserted that although the industrywalas are not disrespectful, they don’t care about the work a regional actor has done in his her workspace.

To note, the actress was seen in Sushant’s 2015 release Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and then Anushka Sharma’s production Pataal Lok. And while Swastika is basking in the success of Dil Bechara, in her conversation with us, Swastika asserted that she has received a lot of respect for the amount of work she has done in Bollywood and was never looked down upon. However, she did realise that people from Assam or Bengali industry, despite being highly acclaimed artists there or having worked in National Award winning films, don’t get opportunities like South or Punjabi actors do.

“If you don’t prove yourself in Bollywood, people really don’t care of what you have done in your own workspace. It is very important for the directors, producers, casting directors and casting agencies to see your work happening in their own space. Outside their space what you have done and what you have achieved it doesn’t matter to them. It’s not that they are disrespectful, they don’t care. You can be big whoever, but till the time we don’t prove your worth in the work that is happening in their space, in the Hindi language, they are not going to take you seriously,” Swastika was quoted saying.

The actress also emphasised that this isn’t the scenario with celebs coming from South Indian or Punjabi film industry which often irks her a bit.

For the uninitiated, Swastika was recently seen playing the role of Sanjana Sanghi’s mother in Mukesh Chhabra’s Dil Bechara which is winning hearts post its release on OTT platform.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Swastika Mukherjee remembers Sushant Singh Rajput: He was flamboyant, intelligent & loved the stars

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Anonymous 1 week ago

more then punjabi actress bengali and south indian actress rule bollywood rekha hema vijantimala kajol rani aishwarya deepika jaya bacchan sushmita sen sridevi nutan suchitara sen jaya parda tabu padmini and many more etc. south indian and bengali rocks.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

And to add methun. Abhijit, all Mukherjee family who ruled bollywood, joy Mukherjee. There are many names.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Stop being a bechari !! Film industry is full of Bengaluru beauties !! Right from sharmila Tagore to sushmita sen, rani Mukherjee, kajol, bupasha, Java bachan, konkona sen,and many more. They are well respected and brilliant actors. Shame on you just lying about things which are not true !!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Aila. We gave Rhea a chance and she ended up being a murderer.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Rightly said! Aagayi sympathy maangne.....chaloo aurat!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

what a BS! rani mukarji sushmita sen kajol sharmila tagore jay badhuri bipasha basu konkona sen all bengali and succesfull

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Please mention some works of the aforesaid actress(except Sharmila Tagore) in Bengali.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

u forgot suchitra sen shaan kumar sanu abhijeet mithun kiahore kumar sherya goshal moushumi etc

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