Actress Manjari Fadnis, who began her career with Bollywood film Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na in 2008 and has worked in short films connected to regional projects since then, says her journey in the film industry has been slow but progressive.
Fadnis, who is promoting her new short film The Cot and will soon be seen in Hindi feature movie Nirdosh, says she is working towards her target “slowly and steadily”.
“It has been very slow but progressive and uphill in a good way. I have met some of the most wonderful people in the industry. I have seen the more good side of the industry than the bad side of it,” said Fadnis.
“Unfortunately, our industry is very ‘badnaam’ (defamed). When I wanted to come into the industry, since my family is not from the field, they were sceptical and were really worried about me. None of them wanted me to come into the industry because of the things you keep hearing.
“But then, of course, when I came in I realised that there are bad people everywhere and that is how life is. You have to deal with it. I have had a positive experience here and learnt from my negative experiences. I have had a beautiful journey,” she added.
Nirdosh releases in the UAE on January 18. The film also stars Arbaaz Khan, Ashmit Patel, Maheck Chahal and Mukul Dev in the cast.