Bollywood very hard to crack for me: Tina Desai

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 04 March 2015, 04:04 PM

Tina Desai has made all the right noises in the west ever since starring in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ but the actress fails to understand why the success has not made much of an impact to her Bollywood career.

The 28-year-old actress has starred in Hindi movies like ‘Yeh Faasley’, ‘Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande’, ‘Table No 21’, but none of the films have seen the success that the British film has enjoyed.

“Yes, it worries me. I don’t know why but Bollywood seems to be very hard to crack for me. I certainly hope I get big budget Bollywood films as soon as possible. I want to know what that complete Bollywood experience is.

“When anyone asks me to compare Hollywood and Bollywood, I find it very hard because I have done bigger projects in the west in terms of films, directors, budget and I have done smaller budget productions in India... I have not had the experience of working in popular films in Bollywood. I absolutely look forward to such opportunities,” Tina told PTI.

The actress said ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ has given a major boost to her career in the west.

She has not only bagged the sequel of the film ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ but also a role in upcoming American science fiction drama series ‘Sense8’, which has been created, co-written and co-directed by ‘The Matrix’ trilogy creators Andy and Lana Wachowski.

“’Marigold’ definitely helped me further my career prospects in the west. If I hadn’t done the film, I wouldn’t have had any of those openings for me. There are thousands of actors who want to join the industry. But because of the film I got opportunities easily. I met casting directors, agents, producers. I am very grateful for that,” she said.

First Published: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 03:58 PM
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