Actress Riya Sen, who became famous at the age of 16 with the song by Falguni Pathak Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi, released in 1998, has come a long way in her acting career. The actress who debuted with the Tamil film Taj Mahal in 1999, in her acting career spanning approximately two decades, has appeared in over 30 films.
Riya Sen, who is very popular for her roles in films like Style, Qayamat, Jhankaar Beats, Shaadi No 1, Apna Sapna Money Money, among others, in a recent open media interview about the reason for stopping Bollywood movies .
Riya Sen in an interview with PTI said how excited she was about her choice of roles during her early days in Bollywood. But the labels of s * xy and b*ld started to get nervous later.
Riya said, “I realized that some of the movies I made, after a few hits, I didn’t work for myself because I wasn’t comfortable in the roles I played. That’s why people probably thought I was a bad actress and I don’t blame them. At that time, when I did a lot of Bollywood movies, it was about being s * xy, the clothes you wear, the makeup you do. I did not fit into this. ”
Riya also said that looking glamorous all the time was also something she started to find uncomfortable in the final stage of her career: “Everyone wants to be glamorous, no doubt, but I was so young when I came here. I was doing all these roles, wearing a mini skirt, running around and acting ‘cute’. When I’d watch myself on screen I’d be like ‘eeks, I can’t believe that’s me.’”
“I found myself very uneasy, very uncomfortable. It wasn’t me. I couldn’t go on set every day, get my hair curled for hours and sit with all that make-up. It just didn’t do it for me. I took a conscious decision to stop working in Bollywood movies at that time.” added the actress.
“Getting those tags, it was just terrible, horrible. Living with that… I was in school when the tag of ‘se*y’ started coming my way. There was so much pressure to always look perfect, a certain way. Even when I went out, people had this perception that ‘Oh Riya Sen’ because they feel what you’re on screen, you’re the same in real life.” added the actress.
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Riya Sen is currently seen in the humorous MX Player series “Pati Patni Aur Woh”.