Love, breakup, media attention — and fighting for her own space in Tollywood and in life. Here’s Mimi Chakraborty unplugged in her first interview after her split from Raj Chakrabarty. Excerpts:
A messy breakup with director Raj Chakrabarty, constant media focus, whispers in the industry -and yet you look so fresh!
I’ve promised myself that I’ll not talk about my personal life again. I know what I went through. But bad things are temporary and I’m glad it’s all in the past now. I’ve moved on.So, can we now talk about my professional life please?
Fine. Tell us about the journey from Pupe in Ganer Opare (2010) to Ruhi in Gangster (releasing this Puja).
It’s been a roller-coaster ride. But my self-confidence and God’s blessings have helped me reach where I am today . I wanted to be a prominent actress and for that I really worked hard. People said Mimi doesn’t know how to act and her diction is bad, but my perseverance helped me overcome my shortcomings and here I am today . Whatever bad happened is for the good, which I realise now.