Actor and model Riya Sen says she felt horrible when people tagged her as sexy at such a young age

Riya Sen revealed that she left the Hindi film industry as she got typecast as a bold actress.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 25, 2020 13:28 IST
Actor and model Riya Sen says she felt horrible when people tagged her as sexy at such a young age

Actor and model Riya sen has recently revealed why she quit the Hindi film industry. Riya Sen comes from a family of celebrities like her grandmother Suchitra Sen, mother Moon Moon Sen and sister Raima Sen. Riya got her debut in Falguni Pathak's song 'Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi'. Riya was just 16 then.
 
Riya went on to do films like Style, Sujoy Ghosh's musical drama Jhankaar Beats (2003), and Ajay Devgn's Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003). However, Riya revealed that she could never escape the tag of a sexy bold actress.
 
Speaking to PTI Riya said, "I realised some of the films I did, after a few hits that I had, they weren't working for me because I wasn't comfortable in the roles I was playing. That's why probably people thought I was a bad actress and I don't blame them. At that point when I did a lot of Bollywood movies, it was about being sexy, the clothes that you wear, the makeup that you do. I didn't fit into that."
 
"Getting those tags, it was just terrible, horrible. Living with that... I was in school when the tag of 'sexy' started coming way. There was so much pressure to always look perfect, a certain way. Even when I went out, people had this perception that "Oh Riya Sen" because they feel what you're on screen, you're the same in real life," she added.
 
Riya also said all these tags made her feel really uncomfortable. She said she isn't the kind to sit in a makeup chair everyday for hours just for others to see her.


CREDITS: PTI


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