“Bollywood is full of bad people…” reveals singer Hema Saredesaai. “Which ever studio I went to, people kept a bad eye on me. They wanted to sleep with me,” she adds. This of course, comes as no shocker since many in the industry have been accused of the casting-couch syndrome and the history of Bollywood is replete with stories of young strugglers who have to have a roll in the hay before they land a role in a film.
Hema Sardesaai’s claim to fame have been hit numbers like Awara Bhanvrey the super-hit track from the film Sapnay (1997), Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat Hai from Biwi No.1 (1999), Jaanam Samjha Karo the title track from Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999), and Apun Bola, Tu Meri Laila from Josh (2000). Like every newcomer she had her share of struggles. She agreed that she did get a platform to showcase her talents easily but sustaining it has not been a cake walk.
Recently, while being interviewed for a magazine, the versatile singer confronted her pain and struggles. She said, “Bollywood is full of bad people and good people as well. I was never getting to meet good people, initially. Which ever studio I went to, people kept a bad eye on me. They wanted to sleep with me. They used to give examples of others. But I never got depressed as I have always worshiped my music and made a point that I will never insult my music. Till today, God lives in my music.”
Today with over sixty super-hit tracks in Bollywood movies to her credit, Hema Sardesaai will be soon lend her voice in two songs for Naseeruddin Shah-Randeep Hooda starrer, The Coffin Maker, which is in the post-production stage.
Quite an inspirational story!
Story courtesy: Vaalee Supreet