Mumbai is not only the city of dreams but is also the financial capital of our country. While many come to fulfill their desire of becoming actors, the city perfectly depicts an emotion shared by millions of people. The desire to become something! But how is their first experience in the city of countless dreams?
Today, we speak to our television stars on their experience when they first came to Mumbai!
Sukirti Kandpal currently seen in Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls: I remember when came to Mumbai I was only 13 years old. My father took me to visit the Gateway of India, Queens Necklace, the beautiful beaches and the crowded city life. I had an amazing and satisfying experience. I spent my life in South Mumbai, studying in Sophia College. I never found the city unsafe.
Vivan Dsena currently seen in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 8: My first day in Mumbai was amazing. I was happy and satisfied as I had my dream of becoming an actor come true. I have always loved the culture and the vibes of Mumbai as city and the fast paced life too.
Niti Taylor currently seen in MTV’s Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan: Born and brought up in Gurgaon; I loved my city, even though it wasn’t the safest place for girls. The moment I landed on Mumbai airport, I wanted to go back home that very moment. When I looked around I thought to myself, “Bombay is dirty. I should go back!”
But I waited back convincing myself that it would be a pleasurable experience. My sister took me to Andheri station to experience the Mumbai local. Never in my life had I seen so many people! We reached Churchgate, visited Marine Drive and munched on Sev puri enjoying the cool breeze by the shore.
After living in this city for a brief period, I can say that this city has left me hooked to it…Zara haat ke zara bachke yeh hai Mumbai meri jaan!
Jaya Bhattacharya currently seen in &TV’s Gangaa: Touchwood, I am one of those lucky people who was called to Mumbai. I did not have to come to the city of dreams and search for work. I am lucky to have met and work with the major stalwarts of the industry. I thank my destiny for gifting me what I have today.
Lovey Sasan currently seen in Star Plus’ Saath Nibhana Saathiya: Just like everyone, Mumbai was my dreamland too. I hailed from Jammu to make it big as a Fashion Designer. Since I was yet searching for a breakthrough, I thought of giving auditions for shows. I was lucky enough to bag my first show, Kitni Mohabbat Hain season 2 within a week and I then planned to pursue it as my career.
On the whole my life has been easy inn Mumbai as the major problem of finding a house had been solved as I had my relatives living here. I really feel satisfied and amazed till now with the faced paced life of the city. I love this city.
Amrapalli Gupta currently seen in Zee TV’s Qubool Hai: My experience in Mumbai was not stable, it was rigid. I encountered many ups and downs in case of financial problems where I could not afford food. With a lot of hard work, I have achieved success. Apart from this, Mumbai gave me some wonderful memories too. I met my husband Yash here after all! Mumbai was troublesome initially but I am happy that with hard work, I am living a satisfying life too.