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People started typecasting me in just GLAMOROUS roles: Shilpa Shetty

Comments  Comments [ 0 ]    By Ami Sheth | 10 April 2018 | 3:27pm

Shilpa Shetty was 90's one of the favourite actresses. The actress has completed 25 years in the industry. While she made her big dream debut in "Baazigar" in 1993 opposite Shah Rukh Khan and along with Kajol in the lead role.

In an interview with a leading daily, she said, "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. Voh toh bani nahi, but somebody in that agency noticed me, and told the producers of Baazigar, and the rest is history."

The actress also reveals that during her time people had type cast her for glamorous roles. "Back in the day, when somebody had a hit film, everybody would love to cast that one person only. I didn't have to struggle to land films. It actually started mid-way towards my career. People started typecasting me in just glamorous roles. At that point, we were just like glamour dolls in movies, we were dedicated to doing that. After this, there was a lull in my career, but then Dhadkan (2000) happened, and my career revived. I have seen it all the highs and the lows. But I never gave up."

However, one knows that the actress is now hardly seen on big screen but, is keeps coming on small screen, she said, "I was busy with a host of stuff. I recently released my book, Diary of a Domestic Diva. I am also a wife and mother, which is a full-time job! My last appearance was in 2014 (Dishkiyaaoon), but I took the break was out of choice. I delivered my son Viaan in 2012, and I believe that the first five years were really important for him. If I wanted to work in films during that time, I would have to give at least 40-60 days for a film, which I didn't want to."

"I miss it (acting in films). I did television, so I am still there in people's minds. I had to work just one-two days there, I could give the rest of my time to my son," added Shilpa.

"When you have a successful film, you don't have to go through any struggle (as) you become a star overnight. (But) it must be hard for those people who are trying to make it, I am sure," Shilpa said and signed off.


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