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Jyotika on her absence from Bollywood for 27 years, “I didn’t receive an offer from Hindi films even once”

en Bollywood News Jyotika on her absence from Bollywood for 27 years, “I didn’t receive an offer from Hindi films even once”

Jyotika made her acting debut with the film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna. She will act with Rajkummar Rao in his forthcoming flick Srikanth.

Jyotika has made a comeback to Bollywood recently with the psychological horror film Shaitaan, which also stars Ajay Devgn and R Madhavan. Despite making her Bollywood début besides Akshaye Khanna in Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, she primarily featured in South Indian films. In a recent interview with News 18, she stated that she has gotten no proposals from Bollywood directors in the previous 27 years.

Jyotika on her absence from Bollywood for 27 years, “I didn’t receive an offer from Hindi films even once”

While speaking about her absence from Hindi cinema, Jyotika said, “I didn’t receive an offer from Hindi films even once. I drifted into south films 27 years ago and have only worked in south films ever since. My first Hindi film didn’t run well in theatres. It’s all very formula-based. Your first film needs to run for you to get more offers. When I had started my career, there was an entire bandwagon of girls working with big production houses. Even my film was produced by a big banner but as fate would have it, it didn’t run. Luckily, I had signed a south film and diverted from Bollywood.”

She further added, “I would also like to bring it to notice that even that film didn’t work at the box office. But I got a lot of films based on how my performance in it was received. That stark difference between both industries was definitely there. People in Bollywood also thought that I was a south Indian and they assumed that I don’t want to do Hindi films anymore. It was a journey and I’m still grateful about it. I did some fabulous work there. It’s not like I refrained from doing a Hindi film. It’s just that I wasn’t offered any script in so many years.”

Jyotika's forthcoming film Srikanth is to be released on May 10. Rajkummar Rao, Alaya F, and Sharad Kelkar all play major parts in the film. Jyotika will also appear in Excel Entertainment's forthcoming film Dabba Cartel, co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film is directed by Hitesh Shah and it also stars Shabana Azmi and Shalini Pandey in important roles.

Also Read : Shaitaan Box Office: Ajay Devgn starrer sees huge growth again on Saturday, reaches almost Rs. 125 crores


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