Monday, 2 August 2021

Shilpa Shetty: I had never planned to be an actor

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BOLLYWOOD: 2018 marks, Shilpa Shetty’s, silver jubilee in the Bollywood film industry. She made her debut in 1993 with the hit film Baazigar alongside Shah Rukh Khan, in a two-heroine film, that also starred Kajol.

However, Shilpa says her career in films was never planned and everything was very incidental.

“I didn’t think I was going to make it (acting) a career. At 17, I was going from one agency to another to earn pocket money, as a model. I only got into that because someone suggested that since I am tall, I should try my hand at modelling. After getting a portfolio done and sending pictures to different agencies, I was offered a film. Though that film never saw the light of the day, somebody in that agency noticed me and introduced me to the producers of Baazigar, and the rest, like they say is history,” remarked the 43-year old while speaking to leading indian media group.

In her earlier films, in the 90s, Shilpa was always seen as the glamourous star and that she says was a result of being a typecast.

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