Amid the rising concern round psychological health, many celebrities have opened up about their private experiences. TV actor Mahira Sharma, too, shares going via a “depressing phase” in her profession that made her take a step back to know the state of affairs. The actor was 17 when she bagged her first TV present Y.A.R.O Ka Tashan. Things had been operating clean until she confronted a string of rejections. And this occurred not as soon as, but thrice, consecutively.
“All these three popular shows were on big channels, and so when I cracked them, I thought things from here would be brighter. I had shot promo for one show, started shooting for another and had signed the third. Among all the three, there was this one show that was my mother’s favourite, so I thought I’d surprise her but ended up getting surprised myself. They favoured the other actor over me… Favouritism happens everywhere,” says Sharma.
The actor is at the moment capturing her upcoming Hindi and Punjabi music movies in Chandigarh.
These rejections did have an effect on the actor and it took her time to take management of her thoughts and be back.
“I was completely heartbroken. I couldn’t tell this to anyone, even my family and would cry secretly. One of my uncles, who’s in the army, once told me, ‘If people say bad about you even if you haven’t done any wrong remember you’re doing right’. So, I decided to try again,” she recounts.
After a lot effort, Naagin 3, Kundali Bhagya, Bepanah Pyaarr after which Bigg Boss occurred that fully modified Sharma’s life.
“I’ve realised if you show your vulnerability, desperation or that you’re upset, you would be making your haters happy and loved ones sad. It’s difficult during such phases and I know because I’ve faced it. But remember, har bure waqt ke baad achha waqt aata hai. I survive on this thought. Even inside the Bigg Boss house, I maintained this stand,” shares the actor, who was continuously linked with fellow contestant Paras Chhabra on the actuality present.
Asked if there’s any reality to speculations that the two are relationship, Sharma clarifies, “We’re very good friends and my mother likes him a lot, so I think if he becomes my boyfriend, my family will readily accept him (laughs). But for now we aren’t dating. If it happens organically, then that’s something else.”
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