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Celina Jaitley Had To Quit Acting Due To Harassment



Though she  got her first  break  in a big banner Feroz Khan’s Jaanasheen  it wasn’t all roses and  comfort for  Celina  Jaitley.And  she  eventually had to quit the film industry due to the nepotism and  harassment.

Celina has  just made a comeback in Ram  Kamal Mukherjee’s short films Seasons Greetings.

Celina  is grateful for a   second chance. “If it wasn’t media who supported me I do not know if my comeback would have been possible or not. It took years of harassment/ nepotism leading to an 8 year  sabbatical and a director like Ramkamal (who is a newcomer as  a  director) to trust me with a film like  Seasons Greetings which received accolades from critics and viewers across the  globe.And eventually bagged the most prestigious Best Shorts Award in USA.”

   Celina wanted  to give  her acting career another shot for her  parents’ sake.  “ My mother and father never gave up on me and their death lead me to give it another  shot.”

  She feels the  preferential  treatment given to star kids  and  those born within  the  film industry, must end.  “All we need is a chance to work with everyone and the audience to support us. The privilege of being casted in big production houses should not be reserved for a few elite who despite failures continue to get platforms, repeated chances and financial backings.”

  Celina   says being launched a  filmmaker as  huge as  Feroz Khan meant  nothing.  “I was very fortunate but the glitz of being a Feroz Khan heroine eventually came to an end and  two years after the release of Jaanasheen  I was pretty much on my own.”

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