Actress Minissha Lamba made her debut film with 2005 ‘Yahaan’ opposite Jimmy Shergill. The actress was also seen in some of the popular Bollywood movies like Honeymoon Travels and Bachna Ae Haseeno. In a recent interview, the actress shared about her struggle in the industry.
Minissha shared that people refused to work with her as she made her debut with an art-house film, she wrote, “No one wanted to manage me. They gave excuses about how they are busy as they felt my debut was an art-house kind of a movie. They did not want to put the energies into me. Everything I did was on my own. I did not have anyone pitching for me.
The actor further said, “People who wanted to work with me called me themselves. I got a call from Yashraj. Whatever work I did with Excel was because I had got a call from them. No one told them to take me. When I look back, the struggle was decent. It would be wrong for me to say that I struggled. Things fell into the place, in a way I had not expected honestly.”
Minissha opened up about how Shoojit Sircar approached her for his movie, Yahaan’, “I feel initially I got very lucky. I do feel was blessed when I was doing a bit of modelling in Delhi, that’s when Soojit Sircar was after me. I was not sure that acting was something I would want to do, but to him, he had found his Adaa in Yahaa. It took about six months to convince me. When I came to Mumbai, Yahaa didn’t get the kind of reception theatrically that we had all hoped. The 26th July floods happened in Mumbai and it occurred a couple of days before my movie released. The theatres were flooded out. It did not get the kind of response, of people coming to the theatre as the city had suffered a huge tragedy. I did not know anybody. I went to the biggest secretaries at that time to manage me. They did not want to put the energies into me”.