Khushi Mukherjee, a young and ambitious actress, recounts her journey to stardom in a candid interview. At the tender age of three, Mukherjee knew that she wanted to be an actress, having grown up watching Bollywood movies. However, her journey was not without its obstacles.
Despite not belonging to a filmy background, Mukherjee was determined to make her mark in the industry. She faced bullying and rejection in school, with many doubting her potential. But she persevered, submitting a passport-size photo to an agency while in ninth grade and landing her first shoot for Nokia.
Mukherjee faced an uphill battle, with many people doubting her abilities and even bullying her along the way. But she refused to let those obstacles stand in her way, and instead, she dug her heels in and pushed forward.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Mukherjee took the rejection and turned it into fuel for her fire. She submitted a passport-size photo to an agency while in ninth grade and landed her first shoot for Nokia. It was a small step, but it was a step in the right direction, and she knew that every step she took would bring her closer to her goal.
Mukherjee had a chip on her shoulder and was determined to prove the naysayers wrong. She was like a dog with a bone, not letting go of her dream no matter how hard it was to achieve. She worked tirelessly, putting in the blood, sweat, and tears to make it in the cutthroat industry.
Over the next few years, Mukherjee gave numerous auditions, but was consistently rejected. At one point, she was even told that she was not attractive enough to make it in the industry. But she refused to let this setback defeat her.
After a stint in print shoot modeling, Mukherjee landed her first break in the South Indian film industry, with a Tamil movie that ultimately proved to be a box office disaster. Determined to make it big, Mukherjee tried her luck in Telugu movies, but was unfortunately dropped from a project, causing her to miss her 12th grade exams.
Heartbroken, but not defeated, Mukherjee eventually landed a lead role in a Telugu blockbuster, which led to more offers pouring in. However, her decision to sign a Bollywood movie with UTV Motion Pictures proved to be a mistake, as the movie was not as successful as promised.
Mukherjee’s career took a turn for the better with a hit TV serial on Starplus, but even this was marred by behind-the-scenes politics. Undeterred, Mukherjee ventured into other projects, including a Kannada movie that ultimately never saw the light of day. Mukherjee’s experience on “Splitsvilla” helped her gain visibility and credibility in the industry, and she soon landed a lead role in the popular TV show “Love School”. This show was a huge success, and she gained wide recognition for her acting skills
Throughout her journey, Mukherjee has been able to find success on her own terms, with her bold and fearless attitude earning her a spot in the list of India’s top 100 influential people. She has even launched her own entertainment company, Khushi Mukherjee Entertainment, earning a whopping 10 crores.
Despite the ups and downs, Mukherjee remains driven and focused on her ultimate goal of making 100 crores and using the money to help stray dogs and cats. She is a firm believer in following one’s passion and making the most out of life’s twists and turns.
“I always thought of my life as something very exciting and like a roller coaster ride,” says Mukherjee. “I have haters in my childhood because I was nerdy and steady, and I still have haters now because I am bold and bindas. But I enjoy all the hate speeches, because whether you love me or hate me, I am either way in your mind or heart. You can’t ignore me. Keep talking, whether it’s good or bad. I can’t change everyone’s mentality, but I have taken a step ahead.”
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