Golmaal Star Rimi Sen Opens Up on Bollywood Exit and Financial Fraud Ordeal

Golmaal Star Rimi Sen Opens Up on Bollywood Exit and Financial Fraud Ordeal

Golmaal Star Rimi Sen Opens Up on Bollywood Exit and Financial Fraud Ordeal

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Not in Touch with Industry, Only Had Furniture Roles

24 June 2024

Actor Rimi Sen, known for her roles in popular films like Hungama (2003), Dhoom (2004), Deewane Huye Pagal (2005), Phir Hera Pheri, and Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), has finally opened up about her prolonged absence from the film industry. 

After being away from the spotlight for 13 years, the 42-year-old actress reveals her reasons for stepping back and her current struggles with a significant financial fraud case.

Rimi Sen is currently embroiled in a legal battle after falling victim to a financial scam. She alleges that she lost ₹4 crore to a con man who posed as a wealthy businessman. “He pretended to be a rich businessman and took ₹4 crore from me in parts since 2020, promising to return it with a high interest. He started making excuses after taking the money, claiming his family got Covid-19 and then he had to go to Canada,” she shares. The case is under investigation, and a chargesheet will be filed soon. “A warrant will be issued against that man for a cognizable offense,” Sen adds.

Sen candidly discusses her dissatisfaction with the roles she was being offered in Bollywood, which played a significant role in her decision to step away. “Main comedy films kar kar ke thak gayi thi, there used to be not much of a role for me there. Mera sirf furniture role hota tha. I had a good role in only a few, like Hungama and Johnny Gaddaar (2007). The latter didn’t work, and that’s the kind of work I wanted to do,” she explains.

Despite having worked with prominent actors such as Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, and Ajay Devgn, Rimi Sen admits she is no longer in touch with anyone from the film industry. “I can’t ask anyone for help. Jab tak gidgidao nahin, help nahin milti hai. Why won’t other people look for their own benefit? Why will someone go out of their way to help someone?” she questions.

Sen reflects on the high stakes of the film industry and the importance of handling people over talent. “Stakes are really high in this industry. Talent comes later—you should first know how to handle people. Otherwise kuchh nahin ho sakta, talent pada rahega store room mein. Mujhe nahin aata tha bechna, PR karna,” she confesses.

Rimi Sen briefly resurfaced in 2015 by participating in the reality show Bigg Boss 9 and co-producing the National Award-winning film Budhia Singh: Born to Run. Despite these efforts, she struggled to maintain a steady presence in the industry.

Rimi Sen’s story highlights the often harsh realities of the entertainment industry, where talent alone is not enough to sustain a career.