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HOW TO STRUGGLE IN MUMBAI BOLLYWOOD?

how to struggle in mumbai bollywood

So, you have a dream and luckily got some talent and want to make it large.

Neither your father is someone like Yash Chopra or Mahesh Bhatt nor your family member is in the film line.

Right???

Awwwwwwwwwwwww………………

You know that giving a try in Mumbai is not a bad idea and can give you rewards. So, here i am gonna tell you that how to struggle in Mumbai Bollywood. Well, this article does not guarantee you to make a celebrity. But will help you a lot , so that the issues in  struggling could be lessen.

So, before catching the Mumbai going train, you should do some research and make a good plan.

Here are some steps which you should follow:-

 

KNOW THE MUMBAI MAP :

To know the map of Mumbai is very necessary, which will help you to make a good plan. Like where to live ? , Which railway station is best for the ticket reservation. And many more . I am attaching an image, which will give you a decent idea.

 

Mumbai-Local-Train-map

 

This is a map of Mumbai local route. There are three lines basically,

  • Western Line
  • Central Line
  • Harbor Line

Written in the bottom of the image.

We will consider Western line. Because, there your destination lies.

The Western line starts from Dahanu Road / Virar and ends on Chuchgate. The region from Virar to Dahisar is Thane (Not Mumbai). Your actual Mumbai Start From Borivali to Churchgate.

Stations where mail and express trains stops are Borivali, Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Mumbai Central and Churchgate.

Most of the big film cities are situated in Goregaon, Andheri and Bandra.

 

KNOW THE WESTERN LOCAL TRAIN :

Most of the local train route starts from Virar to Churchgate. There are two kinds of Locals in Mumbai Slow and Fast. The ticket charges and speed of both the locals are same, the only difference is that slow one stops on every station and fast one stops on following stations.

Virar > Nallasopara > Vasai Road > Naigaon > Bhayander > Mira Road > Dahisar > Borivali >>>> Andheri >>> Bandra >> Dadar >>> Mumbai Central > Grand road > Charni Road > Marine Lines > Churchgate. And vice versa.

 

ARRANGE SHELTER :

If you know someone who lives in Mumbai, That’s good. If there is no one, then your basic requirement is to get a shelter there. Because, when you step out of the train, you need a place where you can go, relax and keep your luggage safe.

Mumbai has plenty of helping brokers who can arrange P.G for you. The minimum rental fee in mumbai is around 3.5k and minimum security is around 30k (which will be refunded when you leave the room) , you can just find these brokers simply by the help of google.

If, you want even cheaper shelters, then you have to focus on the region from Virar to Naigaon. Within 3.5k rent and 30k security, you will get your own 1rk/1bhk apartment for rent. The rooms and bathroom will be classic and in good condition. There is also a low quality version of apartment which will cost you 2-2.5k monthly with 15-20k security. Choosing Thane will increase your travel time in locals, it will take around 40 minutes to travel from Virar to Andheri.

Before the possession of the room, a rent deed will be made. So, keep your identity proofs ready with you. The rent deed is for one year. But you can leave the room before the completion of the year, you just need to give a notice to the owner before one month and your security will be refunded, according to the standard rent deed. So, do read every clause of the deed before signing.

BUT [don’t worry. Its a good news]

Arranging a flat on rent will also take 2-3 days minimum. So, you don’t want to sleep these 2-3 days on railway platform..lol.  Lemme suggest you a great and cheap idea. You are coming Mumbai and you have your train reservation ticket then Mumbai railway can provide you an A.C dormitory for 3 days maximum and will charge only 250 Rs. for each 24 hours. The Dormitory, the bed, the bathrooms, and the toilets are super clean tiled and well furnished, and the people living there are sophisticated guys like you, it has locker too for your security you just need to have you own lock.

You just have to visit the dormitory counter in Mumbai C.S.T Railway Station and book a room and bed for yourself. Simple.

 

MAKE A PORTFOLIO

This is very important,

If you want to become an actor, do make your demo videos and good photographs.

If you are a singer, then do make your vocal demo

IF YOU WANT TO BECOME MUSIC COMPOSER OR WRITER.

If you want to become a music composer or writer do make your demos too, but don’t forget to copyright your creation, because there are numerous of looters in Mumbai who will copy your creation and you won’t have any legal proof.

 

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YOU CAN CONTACT OUR FIRM by dropping a mail in theautumnbench@gmail.com FOR THE COPYRIGHT OF YOUR CREATION AT REASONABLE PRICE.

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Ohkkkkk, so you planning is done. Now, book your ticket, pack your bags, and board the train.

 

 

BUY A BOLLYWOOD DIRECTORY

This is a Book, which contains contact numbers and address of all the people who are joined with the Bollywood. The producers, directors, actors blah blah blah…even the makeup artists, the generator supplier for the shooting and many more. The updated version of this directory comes every year. You can buy it from any reputed book shop in Mumbai, specially near the film city.

 

 GET A JOB

Get a part time job, if you have money issues. There are plenty of jobs in mumbai, you will get poster ads of the job consultancy firms here and there, specially around the stations.

 

ALSO,

You can work in crowd roles in movies and seriels and audience roles in reality shows (yes, the audience in the reality shows are paid) , you just have to find someone who outsource this facility to the film shooting.

 

CREATE CONTACTS

Try to make friendship with each and every person in Bollywood, whether they are doing small roles or experienced struggler. Because they will help you very much.

 

KEEP YOUR MIND OPEN

It’s important, this place is full of fake people. So, make friendship with everyone but trust no one. I will not discuss this topic, because you know better than me that how to deal in this condition. Isn’t it? *Winks*

 

BE SHAMELESS IN YOU BEHAVIOR

Lolzz, I am not suggesting to shed clothes. What I actually mean is that if you get a chance to meet someone prominent in Bollywood. Or get address or contact number of a big celebrity. Just call them and fix and appointment.

 

CONTACT ARTIST MANAGEMENT FIRMS or BROKERS

Find them and enroll yourself. They can help you too. They will charge, if you get a chance in Bollywood.

 

So, these are some steps which are important and should be followed.

Feel free to contact me by dropping a mail. :)

 

 

Parth Chakraborty

Parth Chakraborty

Parth Chakraborty is an unemployed Blogger and Musician.
He loves to sleep, sing rock songs and play guitar.
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