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Shilpa Shetty on her struggle in Bollywood: Producers threw me out of their films without any reason

Shilpa Shetty has wooed the audience with her performances in Bollywood films like Dhadkan, Baazigar, Life In A Metro and others. Check out what she has to say about her struggling days.

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New Delhi Published on: May 19, 2019 20:41 IST
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Shilpa Shetty talks about her struggle in Bollywood

Shilpa Shetty has wooed the audience with her performances in Bollywood films like Dhadkan, Baazigar, Life In A Metro and others. The diva has not just marked her name in gold with her films but also as a fitness enthusiast. However, the actress recently revealed to Humans Of Bombay that her journey has not been easy and there was a time in her life when the producers were throwing her out of their film without any reason. Shilpa has had her share of success in Bollywood and she also went on to make the country proud by winning international reality show Big Brother. Nonetheless, she experienced ups and down in Bollywood even after her success in other spheres in life.

Talking about her journey with Humans of Bombay, Shilpa Shetty revealed, "I was all of 17 when I entered the industry, I hadn’t seen the world or even understood life. With all the success came scrutiny. I wasn’t ready for it. I didn’t know how to speak Hindi, I shuddered at the thought of being in front of the camera. I reached a point where after a few films my career hit a lull. I tried hard but it always felt like I was lagging behind. It’s not easy to be celebrated one moment & ignored the next. I remember there were producers, who without any reason, threw me out of their films. The universe wasn’t in my favour, but I had to keep trying no matter what."

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“I was this dark, tall & lanky child who had her life pretty much laid out for her. I’d graduate & work with my dad. Even though in my heart I wanted to do something different, something bigger & better, I never felt like I could.. But when I participated in a fashion show, just for fun, I met a photographer who wanted to click my photos. For me it was a great opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. To my complete surprise, the photographs came out really well! That opened the doors of modelling for me. Soon, I got offered my first film! There was no looking back from there, I was going onwards & upwards. But nothing worth having comes easy. I was all of 17 when I entered the industry, I hadn’t seen the world or even understood life. With all the success came scrutiny. I wasn’t ready for it. I didn’t know how to speak Hindi, I shuddered at the thought of being in front of the camera. I reached a point where after a few films my career hit a lull. I tried hard but it always felt like I was lagging behind. It’s not easy to be celebrated one moment & ignored the next. I remember there were producers, who without any reason, threw me out of their films. The universe wasn’t in my favour, but I had to keep trying no matter what. It was at that time that I decided to reinvent & entered Big Brother. It was a chance to do something unique. But it ended up leaving a huge impact! I was publicly bullied & discriminated against just because of the country I belonged to. It wasn’t easy – I was all by myself in that house! But I kept me going – I couldn’t give up, not after reaching this far. When I won, people kept telling me, ‘You’ve made us proud.’ That’s when I knew that all of that struggle & persistence was worth it. I had stood up not just for myself, but for all of those who had faced racism. My life has been filled with ups & downs. I went from being the shy girl to someone who was front & center on the silver screen. There were terrible times, but there have also been some great accomplishments. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! It’s made me who I am today – a strong independent woman, a proud actor, a wife & a mother. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Humans Of Bombay took to their social media to share Shilpa’s story out for the fans and gave a sneak peek into her successful career as a star in India. Shilpa talked about her decision to take up Big Brother and said, "It was at that time that I decided to reinvent & entered Big Brother. It was a chance to do something unique. But it ended up leaving a huge impact!" Recalling the discrimination she faced on the show, she said, "I was publicly bullied & discriminated against just because of the country I belonged to. It wasn’t easy – I was all by myself in that house! But I kept me going – I couldn’t give up, not after reaching this far. When I won, people kept telling me, ‘You’ve made us proud.’ That’s when I knew that all of that struggle & persistence was worth it. I had stood up not just for myself, but for all of those who had faced racism."

Shilpa Shetty is very active on social media and she herself keeps sharing various pictures and videos from her special moments with her family with her fans. Recently she shared a video of herself enjoying delicious rabri and malpua. On the professional front, Shilpa Shetty is seen on the small screen judging the dance based reality show Super Dancers Chapter 3.

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Come to #mohammadaliroad after 25 years.. this place is bustling with energy and people clamouring to eat the tastiest food and dessert to break their fast during this holy period of #ramzan . So I threw caution to the wind and hit the road and broke the rule of ONLY #sundaybinge as #Sunday came early .. Today it was irresistible, starting with dinner @noormohammadihotelmumbai ,dessert @shabbirstawakkalsweets . Menu had #malpua #rabdi #phirni #malaikhaja😇😝😋🤪🥳 . Stuffed and gone into a #foodcoma.. But worth it.. Once in a while it’s okay to #cheat .. only with food 🤤🤫🤭🥳 #ramzanmubarak #eat #foodie #happy #gratitude #lovefood #friday #thankgoditsfriday #fridaybinge #bingeeating

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