Actress Raima Sen believes Bollywood is hard for strugglers who solely rely on the industry for their career, with no other backing. Raima, daughter of actress Moon Moon Sen and granddaughter of Suchitra Sen, said she never felt insecure in her Bollywood journey as she knew she always had her family to go back to, if things did not work out.
“The insecurity of getting good work is there in many people. Acting is just a passion for me. So, it is easy for me, but may not be as easy for many others in the industry. I have Bengali cinema as a back-up,” Raima said.
She is an established name in Bengal, but Raima says, “My struggle hasn’t ended even today after so many years. There was a time when I was at home for two-three years without work. It is not easy but you take it in your stride.’’ “If I don’t get anything in Mumbai, I can go back. But girls who come here without any backup, they have to support their family and they take up acting as a profession, it’s tough. There is competition, rat race, camps and PR... Such people are gutsy, but I think they don’t realise they are risking a lot.”