Akanksha feels it is difficult for outsiders to get in B’wood


The competition in Bollywood and the insect of ‘nepotism’, which is deep-rooted in the industry, is not an unknown fact. And Akanksha Singh, who has worked in both the industries feels that it is relatively easier to foray the South film industries.

“There is a lot of acceptance there (in the south). Honestly, there is so much competition in Bollywood — so many people belonging to the industry who get work easily. For an outsider, it is difficult to sustain or to get in. If you talk about the South, they are very welcoming. They can make you a star in one day, but I wouldn’t say it is easy because for that acceptance to come you have to work hard, especially if it is not your language,” she said in an interview.

Akanksha Singh, a Jaipur-born actress, who has done a couple of Telugu films, apart from the Hindi movie “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, is a popular name in the television industry and has just started making her presence felt in the world of films.

She is now set to make her debut in Kannada films with “Pailwan”. The film co-stars Kannada superstar Sudeep and Suniel Shetty and is directed by S. Krishna. Apart from Kannada, the film will also release in Hindi (as “Pehlwan”), Tamil and Telugu.

Also, while comparing Bollywood with the South industries, the actress feels that the latter ones are very systematic and always on time. Shoot starts and gets over on time. If a certain budget is set for the day, not a single extra penny is spent. On the other hand, talking about Bollywood, she shared that though she has not done much work here, but when she was working with Dharma Productions in Badrinath Ki Dulhania, the experience as a team was very nice.