Authentic Film and Television Institute of India

Launching a career in acting can be extremely challenging, especially if you don’t belong to a family with a film background. I say this not to bring your morale down, but to make you aware of the stark reality of the industry. Unless you know what it really takes to get a real shot in the industry, you won’t be able to give it your 100%. However, don’t they say, ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’? If you are really determined to make it big in films, and you forge your capabilities as an actor, you will be able to turn your dream into a reality. However, in this field, you are bound to face rejections. To think you would get a golden opportunity right after your first audition would only make you feel dejected later on.
So what is it that you need to do to keep on going even amidst the harsh realities of an acting career? Apart from a strong base in acting from a school like Film and Television Institute of India, you will need to develop the following traits indispensable in this kind of competitive industry:

1. Passion

Without passion, even success doesn’t taste sweet. No matter how many rejections you may face or even if you are not getting the kind of role you would have liked, it is important that you continue working with the same passion with which you entered the industry in the beginning. Ultimately, it’s your passion for acting and a strong desire to succeed that will help you go places.

2. Patience

An actor is not selected or rejected solely on his acting skills. It depends on what the role demands and factors like age, height, complexion, physique, etc. over which you have no control matter too. Be patient (and passionate) and continue focusing on self-improvement; you are bound to achieve success one day.

3. Perseverance

Nothing big has ever been achieved without perseverance and so is the case with your acting career. If you fail, get up and try again. Continue getting up after every fall until you reach your destination.

Formal training becomes necessary especially when there is severe competition. There are Filmmaking Schools like AAFT School of Cinema that offer courses in acting to help you become the best version of yourself. Before you set out on your journey to become an actor, make sure you have honed your acting skills to a great extent. Ultimately, your skills are the only thing you can count on!

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