Sobhita Dhulipala reveals giving over 1,000 auditions: I gave myself three years

Indian actress Sobhita Dhulipala, renowned for her versatile performances, is set to mark her Hollywood debut in Dev Patel’s upcoming film, "The Monkey Man." As she embarks on this new chapter in her career, Dhulipala took a moment to reflect on her remarkable journey in the Indian Film Industry.

From her breakout role in Raman Raghav 2.0 to her acclaimed performances in Made In Heaven and The Night Manager franchise, Dhulipala has captivated audiences with her talent and dedication. However, behind her success lies a journey of determination and resilience that many may not be aware of.


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In a recent interview, the actress opened up about her path to becoming a self-made actor in the Indian Film Industry. Dhulipala shared insights into the challenges she faced and the sacrifices she made to pursue her passion for acting. The actor recalled the time when she stayed away from social circles and her journey to becoming a known face in the entertainment industry and said, "I was not connected to the film world. My only entry point was through auditions. And after my senior year, I was modelling for a bit. As a model, you also do auditions for ads."

"I had always been a classical dancer. So creative expression was a part of my life. I just didn't know that acting could also be it; it just didn't strike me because I think we were conditioned to think of finding a job that gives me security, like academics, and then finding work that gives me financial security. So doing something in the creative field was a bit off the syllabus. But I gave myself three years, and I auditioned. I must have done 1,000 auditions in my life," she added. 

The actor revealed that she got her first film audition when there were two months left in her three-year deadline. "I ended up getting that part of the audition. It's for a film called Raman Raghav. That left a huge impression on me. I went to the Cannes Film Festival. I was nominated for my performance. I was just really a kid figuring out the way, so it left a very positive influence on me. That film and that nomination. So from that point on, I thought, I'd love to get the opportunity to do something that has scope for performance," she said.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sobhita Dhulipala is gearing up for her Hollywood Debut as a leading actress in The Monkey Man.