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Actors unanimous: Insecurity is part of the job

Actors unanimous: Insecurity is part of the job
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All that glitters is not gold. The saying aligns with being a star in Bollywood. It is not easy being an actor -- that too in a movie-crazed nation as India.

All that glitters is not gold. The saying aligns with being a star in Bollywood. It is not easy being an actor -- that too in a movie-crazed nation as India.

Despite all the adulation and the glitz that comes with the tag of being a celebrity, there are the pros and cons. Many stars would tell you the biggest of these is insecurity.

Richa Chadha says acting is an insecure profession because one's success depends on several factors beyond one's control.

"It's competitive, and there are plenty of talented, hardworking and deserving people out there. You have to prove your mettle each time. It is unlike another job when seniority ensures a promotion.

In fact, here it is often the opposite," Richa told IANS, adding that success in the film industry depends so much on the approval of others that "it is bound to be an insecure place".

Yami Gautam, who tasted success with films like 'Vicky Donor,' 'Kaabil' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike,' has a more generalised take. She feels insecurity and fears are a common human emotion, and it has nothing to do with actors or people of show business necessarily.

"Insecurity and fears are common human emotions. It isn't constrained to only actors or people of show business. But I feel insecurity is always bettered as you grow into the business. You become more secure with experience.

My priority is only to do truest justice to the parts I'm offered and to have hard-work appreciated. Which actually turns into motivation," Yami told IANS. Sameera Reddy, who had openly spoken about her first pregnancy leaving her torn between reality and the pressure to portray an "unreal life" as a celebrity, does not find it difficult to not be insecure.

"Actors are insecure usually because its an emotional creative field and there is no distinction between who you are as product or a brand and who you are as a person. It is a very difficult to not be insecure about your work and how people perceive you," she told IANS.

The actress, who was fondly called "Sexy Sam", said every actor needs to deal with insecurity. "It's a part of being an actor," she added.

The subject is best underlined by what Kangana Ranaut previously told IANS: "I don't know about other professions but this profession comes with a lot of insecurities.

You do one project (and) then you are not sure when the next project will come you way. Sometimes, you don't know the future of a great film. It's shocking the kind of film that might just work."

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