Manjari Phadnis, seen in an important role in 2008 hit "Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na", loves Bollywood and gets upset when people badmouth the industry.
"I really love the industry. I feel very bad when people say bad things about it because they tend to forget we are also human beings," Manjari told IANS.
"They say it is a bad industry and that people in the industry are also are bad. But bad people are there in every field. The problems that normal people blame us for, they too face similar issues. We are as normal as them.
"We have beautiful people in the industry, who are so passionate about their work and I absolutely adore them," she added.
After making an impressive debut with "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na", the 28-year-old said her journey has been slow, but an impressive one.
"My journey so far has been slow, but it has been beautiful learning experience. Good things are happening now. It takes a little time but some very exciting things are happening in my career," said Manjari, who's new film "I M 24" has just released.
Not many know that apart from being an actor, Manjari is a singer too. She was introduced to the showbiz industry as a singer through "Channel V Popstars 2".
The actress reveals she has recently recorded a song for Pakistani singer Fahkr-e-Alam.
"I have sung song for an album called 'Beats Beyond Borders'. It has been composed by Fakhr-e-Alam, who is a big name in Pakistan," she said, but adds that acting will always remain her first love.