Glamour, glitz and fame are the magnetic forces that attract people to pursue a career in Bollywood. Over the years, the industry has become a lot more challenging. Although acting schools, talent agencies and portfolio managers have helped countless aspiring actors, they have also intensified the competitiveness in the field. Every year, millions of aspiring actors move to Mumbai with a dream to make it big in Bollywood, but of course, not all of them are able to overcome the hurdles and take their acting career in the right direction.
What Does it Really Take to Achieve Success?
In addition to acting skills, good looks, and unwavering perseverance, there are several other prerequisites that make or break the dreams of millions of budding stars. Though the prerequisites were are referring to are fairly common, many aspiring actors, especially during the days of struggle, forget to pay attention to them and end up losing track. Therefore, before auditioning for any acting role, it is important for aspirants to understand the essentials discussed in this post. Let’s begin.
1. Be Resilient to Criticism
When it comes to achieving success in Bollywood, perseverance is probably more important than anything else. Any failure or criticism must not distract you from your aim. Remember, even someone like Amitabh Bachchan received lots of criticism for his voice and unusual height, but his passion for acting never faded, and his resilience towards criticism made him one of the biggest names in the industry.
2. Trust Your Decisions
Probably your parents wanted you to be an engineer or doctor, but it was your decision to go against their wish and come to Mumbai, with a dream to become an actor. The biggest motivating factor essential for your success, therefore, is your ability to continue your trust in the decision to become an actor. During the initial days, you may face several rejections, but you should not let any such falls distract you from your goal. Have faith in the path you have chosen, and you will surely find your way to success.
3. Identify Your True North
Another prominent factor that helps actors in realizing their dream of becoming a star, is the ability to recognize your areas of interest, which will help you select the right opportunities in future. In addition, you must be aware of yours strengths and weaknesses as an actor and as a person, and accordingly work out on yourself each day. For all the dreamers, it is imperative to make a conscious effort to identify and enhance their skills.
4. Never Give Up
Many a time, rejections and controversies force rising stars to call it a day, which must never be the case. To realize your dream, it is advisable to ignore rejections and work your way in the right direction. Moreover, you also need to grab any acting opportunity that you find in the early days of your career, as any small acting opportunity may prove to be a life changer, when you are in the land of dreams.
The Way Forward
Though all that’s been said so far is sure to help you in your journey from a struggling to a successful actor, you also need to be at the right place at the right time. That’s where platforms such as Acting Keeda come in to save the day. We connect you with numerous exciting opportunities, selected after a careful screening of your portfolio and preferences. To get started, simply register with us, for free, and create your portfolio. To learn more, you can reach us at 09717900441.