|How to get noticed by Bollywood|
How to Get Noticed by Bollywood to Get a Role
1. Start taking training and don't stop no matter how good you think you are or how good others tell you are, so that when you do put yourself up in front of the right people, you will be ready! Join a good school or preferably, hire an acting coach in the beginning who will focus on you alone.
2. Study Bollywood and TV serial or TV commercial production industry. Find out how it works. Find out who is responsible for casting actors and what casting directors, coordinators look for in an actor, what the unions do, what the current trends and competition are in the industry, etc.
3. Figure out what your type is (See footnote). Don't jump for any audition whether or not you meet the requirement of a "character" auditioners are looking for. It may lead to your being rejected. This is a concept you need to be familiar with! It will help you direction in your marketing efforts.
4. Get into your head once for all that acting is a business like any other. Therefore, learn the basic business, networking and self-promotional skills. So important! You need to make sure you stand out from everyone else. You need to be extremely persistent as well!
5. Learn how to audition. Auditioning and acting on set are two different beasts. Auditioning is like getting an entry ticket. It's completely different from the rest of the game.
6. Surround yourself with people who are already doing what you want and NOT with people who are trying to get what you want. You are more likely to learn from people who are already doing what you want to do. So go find them and learn from them!
7. Talk to both working actors, A-who is making a living from acting as well as B- to aspiring actors who have been talking a lot over the past couple of years and really haven't done very much. You can learn from both groups! From one you learn what to do. From the other, you will learn how NOT to be.
8. Stay curious and never ever think you know it all. Be good and humble. You can always get better, whether in your acting technique, auditioning, sharpening your monologue delivery, on-camera technique, learning about the industry or whatever. Never, never stop learning! Continue getting retrained from your acting coach
9. Once you start to achieve some success, help others who are in the same position you were once. You'll see that it will pay off.
10. At some point during all this you should ask yourself (and be honest) if you really, honestly and truly have the passion for acting to DO WHAT IS NECESSARY to succeed. Without that passion much will be lost and it will be difficult for you to achieve the success you desire. And what's more, you probably won't be very happy.
11. Finally, in your journey, there will be periods of considerable financial instability. Have you planned finances for the sufficient period of time? If not, then this could be a bottleneck to your long struggle.
Once you do those things regularly, you are bound to be noticed by Bollywood Industry!
What Type are you?
You don't have to necessarily look at your real age, but instead of the age range you can authentically play.
2. Physical Appearance
For which character are you physically appropriate? A young leading woman? A young leading man? Irrespective of age, a leading woman? A leading man? A character actor/ comedian? Then there is more specific typing, such as a villager, urban, college student, army/ police, dirty, divine looking (priest), regional (south Indian, Bengali, Oriental) and so on.
3. Personality depicting your particular attitude
Are you energetic, funny, serious, silly, playful, shy, emotional, quirky, cool, nerdy, friendly, expressive, spontaneous, introverted or extroverted, suspicious, negative, sad, dejected? The list goes on.
4. Inherent inborn nature
Are you strong, powerful, delicate, arrogant, humble, sophisticated, earthy, vulnerable, fragile, offbeat, contemporary, classic, lower class, middle class, upper class, city, suburban, country, executive class, working class, intelligent, intense, competent, independent, soft, hard, winner or loser? Again, the list goes on.