‘I have never been good at networking’ Sushmita opens up about her hiatus in Bollywood.

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Sushmita sen is one of the most loved actresses in the Bollywood mainstream. Sushmita Sen is the former pageant winner and made her leap to acting not smoothly but struggling hard to win both critical acclaim and the audience’s love. But now she was absent for the last ten years in the Bollywood mainstream but she was starring in web series.

Sushmita’s struggle:

Sushmita affirmed that Bollywood needs networking and she wasn’t good at that. And the industry didn’t offer her what she wanted. Her kind of role was denied. Sushmita’s last film before her break from acting was the 2010 comedy Dulha Mil Gaya, which also starred Fardeen Khan along with Shah Rukh Khan in a special appearance. She returned to acting with the Disney+ Hotstar web series Aarya in 2020. In between, the actor said she prioritized raising her two daughters- Renee and Alisah.

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Sushmita’s talk show:

In conversation with film critic Sucharita Tyagi for a video interaction on Critics Choice Short Film and Series Awards’ Facebook page, Sushmita said, “I think the 10-year hiatus set the priorities in order. It told me what I need to do and what not to do. Mainstream cinema wasn’t giving me what I wanted. A lot of it was a preconceived notion of my age and my screen age and that I hadn’t worked for ten years.”

Reluctant to networking:

The actor added that her inability and reluctance to network with people meant she missed out on opportunities as well. She said, “I don’t know what the mindset was or maybe I was not putting myself out there. I have never been good at that. I am no good at networking. It did not work for me.” Sushmita currently stars in Aarya. Two seasons of the show have aired and a third is under production.