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Aasif Khan- The Great Struggle in Bollywood



  Aasif Khan is an Indian Bollywood actor who is best known for his work in action crime thriller web television series. He originally hails from Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and dreamt of pursuing a career in acting. He was a die-heart fan of Sharukh Khan and he came to Mumbai in the year 2000. He gave his first auditions in crime patrol. But as he was not a trained actor, he wanted to be trained and thereafter he took an oath of developing his skills in acting.



After getting trained in Mumbai, he got an opportunity to be an assistant casting director by the Casting Bay’s director in the year 2016 and thereafter he cast the actors for the film “What Will People Say”. He was cast in several other films namely Raid, Secret Superstar, Arjun Patiala, Lukachupi, Bhonsle, and Pari. He made his first debut in the film “India’s Most Wanted”. But this film didn’t get much recognization and then he made his other debut playing the role of Babar Miya in the film “Mirzapur”.  He became well-known after this film and he performed in other web series like “Panchayat”.



Every youth moves to Mumbai and gives their auditions by visiting various casting directors and their production houses. Youths tend to get worried about how and when they will be getting their work in Bollywood. Youths have to keep patience as the process of giving auditions and getting selected for any particular role takes time. Let’s have an outlook on the lifestyle of a struggling actor and what the struggles aspiring actors go through before getting work in Bollywood.

·         Aspiring actors face a lot of financial problems and get worried about whether they will get selected for their roles or not.

·         Aspiring actors have to travel to Mumbai a lot for giving auditions and yet many places are not so near and as a result, they have to spend more money on traveling.

·         Aspiring actors also face a certain amount of rejections by the casting directors and the production houses after they give their auditions.

·         Struggling actors face the difficulties of constant efforts to move door-to-door for giving auditions in front of various casting directors without being sure of getting selected for any role someday.

The selection of aspiring actors and getting them jobs depend upon their excellence in their auditions. The number of auditions doesn’t matter but the quality of the aspiring actors performing in front of the casting directors.


Many peers who cannot go directly to Mumbai and give their auditions can give their auditions online mode. The Struggler is a platform where any youth can receive information online as this platform leads the youths to get proper guidance through known actors, casting directors and producers. It has offered two forms of courses which includes an online acting course and online audition updates. Through the online acting course, any youth can learn various forms of acting, crack live auditions, and get feedback from the casting directors quite easily and effectively whereas online audition updates include daily audition updates from the casting directors, leading them to prepare themselves much more efficiently.




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Blog writer- Ms Nandita Dhar