New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Suraj Jagan says having contacts in the industry helps getting an easy entry, but to stay put, it is important to prove your mettle.
"Having some contacts and knowing people who can help open doors for you, helps a lot. But once you get inside the industry, you have to work very hard to prove yourself and to make a loyal audience for yourself," Jagan told IANS.
"Whether you are an actor or singer, a godfather can just get you in through the door a little easier," he added.
He has lent voice to more than 200 jingles including the "You and I in this beautiful world", and is known for singing numbers like "Give me some sunshine", "Sadka kiya" and "Aafaton ke parinde".
Audiences like good stories: Tannishtha
Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has worked in movies like "Road, Movie" and "Dekh Indian Circus", says the audience only wants films with good storylines.
"Audiences respect new stories and they want to watch well-written stories," said Tannishtha, who believes these are thus, good times for filmmakers with fresh ideas.
"It is a great era for the Indian film industry as there are plenty of issues that can be dealt with. The younger generation is far more exposed to the new techniques," she added.
The actress will be seen in the role of a bride imported from Bengal in Nila Madhab Panda's forthcoming film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid". The movie deals with the issue of female foeticide.
"Jalpari.." also features Parvin Dabbas, Rahul Singh, Suhasini Mulay and V.M. Badola in supporting roles.
Amrita Puri praises co-star Rajkumar
Actress Amrita Puri has found a perfect co-star in Rajkumar Yadav while shooting "Kai Po Che!".
She says he adds his own inputs during every scene.
"Raj is such a fantastic actor to work with that I would do every movie with him. He is a student of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). The things he adds on are amazing and also he is very helpful. You just cannot have a bad performance with him," said Amrita, who made her acting debut film "Aisha" and then did "Blood Money".
"Kai Po Che!" is the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller "The 3 Mistakes of My Life". It also features TV actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh.