Koena Mitra worked as a model before she started working in films. She started her modeling career when she was in school. Koena also participated in beauty pageants and featured in music videos before she got a break in films. After her special appearance in the film Road, Koena was instantly noted for her sex appeal. She then featured in the hit song Saki Saki from the movie Musafir in 2004.
After that Koena saw commercial success through films like Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina and Apna Sapna Money Money. However after a disastrous nose job, the actress was not seen in any films or music videos.
Anyone who is faintly aware of the trend of plastic surgeries in Bollywood definitely knows about Koena Mitra. The actress was the first one to come out in the open and talk about the failed rhinoplasty that she had. She went for a plastic surgery quite early in her career. The result was disastrous and it ruined both Koena’s beauty and career. Since then the actress is known more for this controversy rather than her films.
However what many people fail to notice, as they gossip about the changes seen in her looks when the actress went for a series of surgeries to rectify the first one, is the fact that this incident reveals a very dark reality behind all that glitters and shimmers in the showbiz.
Everyone could see the visible changes on her face and criticize her but not many know that the surgery effected much more than her looks. She revealed in an interview to The Times of India: “After the surgery my bones started swelling up. Even the doctors gave up and said that only medicines and prayers would work.”
While the surgery had already made it difficult for Koena to smile, life gave her not many reasons to smile either. As she decided to step out in the public, the worst was yet to come. Her career suffered a huge blow. She lost friends. And people came all out to say all kinds of things against her.
It has been years now but the criticism just doesn’t seem to die down. It is doubtful if the actress would ever be able to recover from the impact of the surgery. Any discussion of plastic surgeries that went horribly wrong begins with the actress’s name even today when she had managed to undo its drastic effects to some extent. The incident is a lesson for all those who aspire to enter Bollywood. It speaks volumes about the cruel face of Bollywood where nothing except looks matter.