Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Rimi Sen, who made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with Hungama, said that she got into the entertainment industry for financial reasons and was never inclined towards fame. She talked about getting typecast in comedy films and her unsuccessful attempt to break out of that mould.In an interview with a leading daily, Rimi said that she doesn't like being in the public eye and chose a career in films only because she ‘wanted to make money’. Having found success in comedies such as Hungama, Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Paagal and Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, she was offered similar kinds of films but she got ‘tired’ of doing them.
Although Rimi tried to take up serious roles in Johnny Gaddaar, Sankat City and Shagird, the films did not fare well at the box office. “When I wanted to do serious work, I approached Sriram Raghavan, Tigmanshu Dhulia but unfortunately those films were way ahead of their time and didn’t work out, so my options were again closed,” she said.