- 28-year-old Shonisani Masutha from South Africa becomes the 1st black actress to star in a Bollywood series
- Masutha narrates how she did not know she could earn a role in the series but got it to her own amazement
- The series to star Masutha is titled Mahek
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Shonisani Masutha, a South African lady from Limpopo has become the first-ever black actress to star in a Bollywood series.
According to Glamour.co.za, the young 28-year-old lady auditioned for the series titled Mahek via a Skype interview.
The super-excited lady has spoken in an interview, narrating how the experience has been and what she has learned from the singular feature.
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According to Masutha, she least expected to win any role in the Bollywood series as it is something that had never happened to anyone of her skin colour.
Bollywood series which are commonly called 'Indian movies' are never seen with a black cast. To be the first to ever win such a role was a big break for Masutha.
In her own words, the 28-year-old lady said:
“I just didn't think they were looking for me. I also didn't think I was good enough to go act in Bollywood as I hadn't booked an acting job in about seven months and my confidence was shaky again. But my agent insisted that I go and try, and so I did".
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The beautiful young lady also recounted how nervous she was during the interview experience and how she was able to toughen herself through it.
"I was auditioning for Zeeworld in the room and for the production company in India via Skype at the same time, it was nerve-racking but as an actress, you take those nerves and use them as fuel to keep you going and I just went for it," she said.
In the Bollywood series, Mahek, Shonisani Masutha played the role of a lady from an African family who moved to India in search for greener pastures.
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While trying to find her feet, the lady gets entangled in various love relationships and has to deal with all sorts of uncertainties.
Shonisani Masutha mentioned what life has taught her with the entire experience.
"This experience has taught me that life starts at the end of your comfort zone and you never knows what coming so you have to stay ready," she said.
Black women have been in the news lately for awe-inspiring unprecedented achievements.
Not long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that Ashley Roxanne Peterson, 24, has become the first-ever Black person in all of history to become an Osteopathic doctor.
Her journey to becoming a doctor started at her young age when she caught the character of serving others from her parents. According to reports gathered, Ashley's parents spend their lives in service to the military and education.
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Source: Yen Ghana