New Delhi: As someone who has made a mark without a godfather in the industry, actress Esha Gupta is proud of her journey and is happy that she does not need to give credit to anyone for her Bollywood career.
“I have to work really hard because no one has got your back, no one has got my back. It is a good thing because I don’t end up giving anyone credit for where I am. Some people might take it the wrong way but that’s the truth. There is no one I give credit to for making me an actor,” she told PTI in an interview.
The 30-year-old actress is, however, thankful to certain people for helping her in the journey.
“There are a lot of people I am thankful to in this process and Mukeshji (Mukesh Bhatt) is on top of that list because he is the one, who said, ‘We will cast you in Jannat 2’.”
The Delhi girl says like any struggler in Mumbai, she did not know how she was going to pay the rent next month but she knew her time will come.
“It was really tough. I have seen those days when I did not know how I was going to pay the next month’s rent. There is no one looking out for you and if your film flops, you are not going to get a second chance. I did not have a godfather. The only father I have is not from the industry.”
Esha says hard work, patience and luck are important to survive in the industry.
“I have seen beautiful girls, good looking men who can do almost everything possible, coming to Mumbai…. When I used to audition, I would think that I will not survive in front of them. It is a lot of luck but you need a lot of patience too. Like I knew, my time was coming and I kept at it. I am a very instinctive person. I just wanted to be ready when it comes.”
Esha was last seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer “Rustom”. She has Vipul Shah’s “Commando 2” and Milan Luthria’s “Baadshaho”, which also stars Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi, in her kitty.