If you are a 90s kid, you must remember actress Rimi Sen. Rimi was a popular face in commercial films in the 2000s. She made her Hindi acting debut in 2003 with the film ‘Hungama’ and won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She was then also seen in ‘Dhoom’, ‘Garam Masala’, ‘Baghban’, ‘Golmaal’ and ‘Phir Hera Pheri’.
Despite delivering such blockbuster films, Rimi didn’t continue her Bollywood career. Her last film was Shagird that came out in 2011. And in 2015, she appeared as a contestant in Bigg Boss.
However, the actress is now planning to make her comeback to Bollywood again. She feels that she didn’t get deserving roles back then. She also pointed out that the industry was male-dominated which left her very little scope to grow. She said, “I feel I wasn’t even deserving of what I got. I was getting only comedy films. I did Dhoom, Phir Hera Pheri, Hungama, Golmaal and I had the role of furniture in all of them. That time the film industry was male dominated. Today content is the hero. Back then, hero was the only hero! OTT platforms have changed the scene today.”
Talking about why she quit her shining career , Rimi says, “When I left the industry, amazing directors like Sriram Raghavan, Shoojit Sircar, Neeraj Pandey, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Dibakar Banerjee were starting off. I did movies like Johnny Gaddaar and Shagird with some of them, but those kind of films didn’t work at the box office then. So that option eventually closed for me. I feel if I had fought for 3-4 more years, I might have succeeded. My only fault is I failed to wait and didn’t agree to struggle. If I had, I would’ve got to work with more directors and the scenario would’ve changed. Now when I watch my films after 10 years, I realise what have I achieved? Nothing.”
Well, Rimi has not yet signed any project but is looking forward to some exciting opportunities. We hope that she makes a strong comeback soon.