Don't dream unwisely to be a Bollywood star overnight or in a few months or in a few years.
It's hard and prolonged struggle where the success rate is 2% or less. Thousands of aspiring actors are roaming the streets of Mumbai for a break! However, the brighter side is that today's superstars are man and women like you and me who by their sheer grit, determination, persistence and perseverance, facing rejections and long periods of financial instability have succeeded.
So, the question is can you do it?
Superstars of today had to figure out a way into Bollywood and the road was honestly not an easy one. They have come a long way with every role that came in their kitty
But what started it all?
Take a look at the audition tapes of some of your favorite actors
If you think that big celebrities have always had an easy way into Bollywood, time to break all the myths. Because filmmakers have their own way of ensuring that the characters they have in their films are carefully chosen. "Swades" had beautiful detailing of the characters like Kaveri Amma, Geeta and Mohan himself. Now watch how Ashutosh Gowarikar found his Mohan, Geeta and Kaveri Amma, right here!
1. Shahrukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi's audition for Ashutosh Gowarikar's 'Swades'
We often think that the star kids hardly have to put in any effort in entering Bollywood. But this audition tape of Alia Bhatt, recently posted by Dharma Films on Alia Bhatt's birthday, will change your thoughts! Like any other newcomer, Alia did give an audition for the role in Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year'. Don't believe us? Watch it here!
2. Alia Bhatt's Audition for SOTY won Karan Johar's heart
In a recent interview with one of the news channels, Anushka Sharma revealed her own little secret to Raju Hirani and Aamir Khan by showing them her audition tape for a role in 3 Idiots which later went to Kareena Kapoor.
3. Anushka Sharma's audition for a role in 3 Idiots, which she revealed to Aamir Khan and Raju Hirani recently
Do you know that Chatur was never a planned character in the movie 3 Idiots? Oh yes. Raju Hirani was actually auditioning for Sharman Joshi's role, but destiny had some different plans. People who were auditioning found Omi Vaidya so unique that they spontaneously sketched out the character of 'Chatur' which later went on to become one of the most famous characters from the blockbuster film.
4. Watch how Team 3 Idiots found their character 'Chatur' in Omi Vaidya
It wasn't a cakewalk for the very talented Rajat Barmecha to crack a role in a movie as epic as Udaan. After certain steps of auditioning and convincing the filmmakers, Rajat chose to not look back.
Barmecha's entry ticket to Bollywood was this hilarious audition for UTV's 'Udaan' Rajat
Gautam Gulati rose to instant fame with his stint in Big Boss 8. But do you know that he had some other plans for himself too? Yes! Gautam Gulati also took Bollywood into consideration and he auditioned for Aashiqui 2 as well. He was rejected, but he found himself a small space as 'Suraj's younger brother in Diya Aur Baati Hum. Reports have said that he has already signed a film but we are yet to be sure of it!
6. Big Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati's
audition for 'Aashiqui 2'
Manjot Singh, popularly known as 'Lucky' of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Auditioned for the role that finally went to Rajat Barmecha. Later he evidently became one of the most popular choices of the UTV Clan because he got roles in films like Fukrey and Shaitan.
Singh had his struggle before he turned "Lucky" Manjot's