Updated: June 23, 2020 4:38:44 pm
The ups and downs of a life in the spotlight can be daunting for anyone, but actor Sushmita Sen says that rather than taking things personally, it’s important to recognize that people don’t fail, their efforts do.
Sen, who has returned to main acting after a decade with her critically acclaimed turn on the Disney + Hotstar series, Aarya, says she accepts her successes and failures with grace to move forward in life.
On the show, Sushmita Sen plays Aarya Sareen, a happily married woman whose world turns upside down when her husband (Chandrachur Singh) is shot. She learns that he may have been involved in an illegal drug business that now threatens her children.
The former Miss Universe made her own career in Bollywood in the 2000s with films like Biwi No 1, Aankhen, Filhaal, Samay, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, and Main Hoon Na, but decided to take a break from acting to focus on her health. . and raising her daughters, Renee and Alisah.
His performance at Aankhen, Filhaal, and Samay received critical praise, but the films did not perform well at the box office at the time of their release.
“I always think I am a satellite success because any job I did when it came by satellite became a success and people started to applaud the performance. But back then, when I was in theaters, it didn’t work, ”the actor told PTI in an interview.
Sushmita Sen, 44, believes that what kept her strong during those years was faith in her abilities.
“I define my success, I recognize my failures but I also recognize that I have not failed, my attempts have. There is a big difference. When people don’t know how to differentiate between the two, they all pile up with the insecurity of being called a failure. That’s a big mistake that people allow others to make on their behalf. “
The actor says that he is open to criticism and that one can badly review it with a little sugar and salt, but he will continue to focus on his work and try to do his best.
“If you tell me, I fail, suddenly I can’t hear you because that is not acceptable to me. That gives me enough strength to continue. As human beings, we have so much potential that if you allow other people, even if there is a huge crowd of people, that you have failed and not your attempt, there will come a time when you will begin to believe it. “
Recently, the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked a huge debate over how outsiders find Bollywood a difficult place to survive, while insiders and star children flourish.
Sushmita Sen says the competition between insiders and outsiders is not new, but the important thing is that it should be a fair game for everyone.
“There has been a discussion about it in all media and everywhere at this time. (But) We’ve all been enduring it, it’s not new. Is this something we just realized?
“That competitiveness, or now everyone says this word ‘nepotism’, is a truth that you have known since the industry exists. With awareness, social and digital space, it has increased thousands of times, “he said.
But, according to the actor, every time a crisis hits, one shouldn’t point a finger at each other.
“People should not, in any profession, be destructive or envy other people’s success. You can’t always applaud him, but being envious generates this kind of vicious circle where people just (think) that he thought badly of me now wait until his release, I’ll think badly of him. ‘ It is a vicious circle that continues and no one ends up winning, everyone loses. ”
According to Sen, nepotism is not something that should be a “hashtag” today. “If you need to change, then we all must take responsibility, not just one person.”
In 2014, Sushmita Sen was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, a condition that affects the body’s adrenal gland. Meditating and training with Nunchaku, a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon, helped her overcome it.
In recounting his darkest phase, Sen said, “Anyone with a chronic condition … No matter what type of chronic illness they have, if it is chronic and not curable, then they have many dark days.
“You have moments where you look back and go back in time and move forward and think. Everyone has many dreams and many things they want to do, but above all they want to live. “
Sushmita Sen, who dreamed of becoming famous when she saw Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma become the only Indian to travel in space in 1984, attests to his belief in God and his determination to connect with people through her to overcome the crisis. .
She said: “From that moment I decided to be famous where I am now, it has been an act of grace, the universe constantly conspiring in my favor. The only thing that can get in my way is me and my way of thinking. So God must have had a plan, otherwise why will he take me so far? I trust that faith and that has led me through very difficult times. How much family and friends support or speak pleasant things, nothing works more than their connection with God and having faith in her. “
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