Well said, “to see heaven, you will have to die”. Its actual meaning is that if you want to know something, you have to go through it.
Some of my viewers asked me few questions about Mumbai and lifestyle of Mumbai and the question are like:-
- How to come to Mumbai?
- How to give an audition?
- Where to live in Mumbai, and how to settle there?
Even some of them ask me to help in different ways like:-
- can you arrange stay and food for me in Mumbai?
- can I do the job for 3 months and give auditions for 3 months?
- can you bear my expenses and I will become a very good actor?
- you are like my father. Can you adopt me?
Well, no answer to these questions.
Let me tell you, friends, how difficult it is to search a new flat/house on rent every eleven months in Mumbai. The toughest thing in Mumbai is “stay”. Searching flat/house of our choice in our budget is very tough, and repeating the same process in every eleven months is really hard. Those who are into the regular job and get salary every month, are comfortable to pay rent in every month, but those who don’t get a regular income, or those who get income partially are always worried to maintain monthly expenses. More than 50% of the struggler do not get any support from their families. How tough is it for them?
It is easy to share someone’s pain, but very tough to suffer from the same pain. In the same way, living in Mumbai is not easy. It is not easy to get selected after giving two three auditions. But at the same time, it is not impossible.
You can follow my suggestion.
plan a picnic for Mumbai
Yes, you can plan a picnic for Mumbai for 3-4 days. You will have to come to the right place, that is Andheri west because this is the place where you can give auditions. In Andheri, auditions are held in these areas- four bungalow, Adarsh Nagar, Infiniti mall, the building of Shree Ji hotel, Motilal Nagar, etc. In some hotel of Andheri west, the dometry system is available. In the dometry system, 25-50 beds are available in an ac hall. You will have to pay only Rs.350/- for a stay. This facility is for 24hrs. And for food, there are so many hotels nearby. Overall it will cost only Rs. 500-600 per day. So please come and give auditions. When you will give auditions you will get the chance to visit different production houses, and you will meet with different casting coordinators. some of them are fake, some are real.
These 3-4 days trip will let you decide what you have to do next. Whether you want to stay in Mumbai or not. After staying for 3-4 days in Mumbai you will get all the answers to your questions. You will get to know whether you can spend your whole life in Mumbai or not?
And Friends, it is a very small investment. You can invest a little amount on yourself to follow your dreams.
If you have any question related to this post (hotel and audition query only), comment in comment box.