Model-actress Lisa Haydon says only hard work and persistence will help one to establish a career in the highly competitive Bollywood film industry.
When asked whether it is difficult for an outsider to break into the industry, Lisa said it is the will to succeed that drives people in the industry. “If you are hardworking, talented, reasonably charming or good looking and determined, you have a chance to make it. There are pros and cons on both sides. In the end, the hard working and persistent ones are the ones that get ‘lucky’ — whether in or out of film families,” Lisa said in an interview.
After a successful stint as a model, the tall and dusky beauty made her acting debut with the 2010 film Aisha and went on to do films like Rascals, Queen, The Shaukeens and Housefull 3. Before coming to the film industry, Lisa worked as a model and also appeared in television commercials.
The actress says she chooses her films on the basis of her instinct regarding the script, director, co-stars as well as all aspects that go into making a good film. “What is a good script without a good director or a good director without a good actor?” she asked.
Lisa is also co-judging India’s Next Top Model. – CINEWS