Validation is not based on the box office... It's purely because people loved you in that role or they love the story or the film or the show.
I have children coming to me which was never the case. I've done mostly Independent films or films which were not for 18 years and above.
The moment you hand it to me, I get out and I forget about it. It's that night's affair.
Never shy away from asking work. If you're here in this city away from all the luxuries and the comfort of your home, then get up and call people who you want to work with.
Getting ready for the opportunity is much more important than giving auditions.