Popular television actress Ekta Sharma, who has appeared on multiple successful shows such as Kkusum, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kamini-Damini and Bepanah Pyaarr, has taken a job at a call center after being unemployed for two years in the entertainment industry.
Her last show, Bepanah Pyarr, wrapped up just before the Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown, and she’s been waiting for calls from producers and casting directors ever since. She called herself “a warrior, not a victim” in a recent interview explaining the circumstances behind her decision.
Speaking to The New Zealand Times.com, Ekta revealed that she is filing a lawsuit for her daughter’s safety and that she has to pay her lawyers. She said: “I am an educated woman and instead of crying at home I decided to go out and earn money. I do a respectable job and I am proud of it. Initially I sold my jewelry, hoping that things But after a year, when it wasn’t, I decided to go out and look for work.”
The actress even stated that she’s been modeling since she was in school and that’s why it was “a very difficult decision” for her to mentally prepare to go out and work in the real world. “From living the luxury vanity life where you have a mocking boy around you, diet food, and everything that’s fun about now talking to angry customers on the phone, it’s been a paradigm shift for me. However, I’m thankful that my parents let me completed my graduation so that I could earn this job,” she told the portal.
“My only motive was that I wanted to live a life of a warrior, not a victim,” said Ekta, adding that she has been in the entertainment industry for twenty years and this was the first time she was unable to find work for themselves for so long. She concluded that while everyone makes great suggestions when someone takes an extreme step, “no one really pays attention to others while they are still alive.”