Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame Karishma Sawant talks about her journey in showbiz so far; says, “My mother wasn’t supportive of my acting career at first”
A journey in showbiz is never easy where many have to go against the wish of their dear ones. Karishma Sawant who rose to fame with her stint as Aarohi in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai share during a recent interview that her mom never wanted her to be an actress but now she is proud of her.
The actress considers it as his biggest victory. “My mother wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it in this industry. She would say we have no contacts and hence, it wouldn’t be possible to get a role. So, she was never supportive of my decision earlier. In fact, she told me that I should take up a job instead. Hence, I took up a job as a flight attendant soon after my graduation and did it for two years. But acting was always on my mind and whenever possible, I continued to go for auditions. Finally, I got a break. Once I signed Yeh Rishta… I quit my job.”
Acting was Karishma’s dream since childhood, she said, “I was a movie buff and also used to mimic people in my building. I loved this field and knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
Talking about the initial rejection she faced, Karishma said, “There were times when I was facing rejections back to back, but I continued to believe in myself. I used to get small roles here and there but never took them up because I wanted to do a good role. There was a point when I felt that I should stop auditioning, but after a few weeks, I realized that I couldn’t stay away from it. So, I started again and that’s when I got an opportunity for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. At first, I couldn’t believe it, but when I did mock shoots and was finalized, I realized that my dream had finally come true.”