June 14, 2013 01:05:28 PM IST updated June 14, 2013 04:33:39 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Jiah Khan's suicide has shook up one and all. With her tale pretty much being a resonance of the kind of stories that several upcoming actresses have to narrate, especially the ones who don't come from the 'filmy' background, it is a period of introspection and retrospection for those who have been managing to keep her head high. Neha Sharma, a Delhi girl who didn't quite have a rosy beginning with CROOK and has managed to slowly but steadily inch her way up the ladder, hence leading to YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2, has stories to share of her own as well.
On asked about survival in cut throat competition that Bollywood has to offer, Neha says, ''It is very-very difficult. No, I never wish that I was a star kid; on the contrary I am happy this way and things that I am doing. In fact I am really proud that I have done it all on my own. Reason being that I don't want to carry a burden of people telling me that my success is due to my father. But then it is not easy at all, especially if you are not from industry or a 'filmy' background. Star kids get so many chances to prove themselves whereas someone like me has to struggle her way up.''
She admits that it has been a constant pain during years gone by.
''Yes, it is. You have to keep auditioning and put in so much hard work. Of course as compensation you get really well paid too. Still, the journey gives you a lot of bruises but then you have to rise through them,'' opines Neha, who would soon be seen in a couple of major films.