Shreya Kulkarni known for her famous hit “dimple yetay galavar” shares her struggle of film industry. Shreya has faced a lot of rejections while she was giving auditions in Mumbai. Shreya comes from a city called Jalgaon. Her journey from Jalgaon to Mumbai was really a struggle. While Shreya was perusing her education she wanted to have her film career. And for this purpose Shreya decided to leave her city Jalgaon. She decided to choose Pune for her masters to get atleast a link of film line. But unfortunately her education did not gave her time to look for work into film industry. Shreya then completed her education and some how convinced her family to permit her for moving to Mumbai as ‘the city of dreams’, Mumbai, was the only place for her dream career. Shreya was out of money when she left for Mumbai,she had only 800/- with her. Shreya Kulkarni thus wanted a source of income so she managed a small job based on her educational qualification for 3 months after entering into Mumbai. Shreya was disheartened and disappointed.
To get a place to stay is the hardest battle in mumbai. Shreya got a very old flat with a old lady into it with her to stay at 4000/- per month as a paying guest. That place was full of rats and unhygienic too. Photos of dead members of that family were handing in the room allocated to Shreya. The nights were scary for her but somehow she managed few months into that home and then left to Andheri, where the core film industry is.
It’s by gods grace that the place where she was working for bread and butter was just beside the Chandivali studio. Shreya everyday after her job used to watch the studio from outside and dreamt of working into it. Someday Shreya was kicked out of the job as she was not focusing because her dream career was not allowing her to do so. Shreya again lost all the hopes but now she decided to go to Chandivali studio on her last day of job.
Fortunately Shreya met a sound technician in that set whom she had met in Pune once at the set of boys 2 movie. He was Shreya’s ray of hope. With his refrence Shreya got a role of 4 days in the serial ‘Rang majha vegla’ with a per day of 1500/- and then there was no full stop. She got many more projects after that and is growing with flying colors. Shreya also worked into Hindi industry with the debut song ‘Mere Sath chalo’. She stated that there is no shortcut to success. You have to go through every emotional,physical as well as financial crises if you really want to achieve something in your life Shreya added.