Shilpa Shetty: Even After Doing 'Phir Milenge' And 'Dhadkan', I Never Got An Award; Felt Rejected

Shilpa Shetty: Even after doing 'Phir Milenge' and 'Dhadkan', I never got an award; felt rejected

Shilpa Shetty believes rejections made her stronger and played a huge part in her success.The actor-reality show judge said she faced a tough time in making her footing in the film industry, but that never stopped her from working hard

Mumbai (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online - 16th March, 2019) Shilpa Shetty believes rejections made her stronger and played a huge part in her success.The actor-reality show judge said she faced a tough time in making her footing in the film industry, but that never stopped her from working hard."I always felt I am doing the right work.

I am hardworking. I hide under the sofa when I see my old films. Back then in films I had blonde hair, used to wear blue lenses and red lipstick. I wonder how I got opportunities."I think it was all destiny.

There is no successful person who hasn't faced failure. The more you get rejected you rise and give your best," Shilpa said during a session at the 20th FICCI Frames.Shilpa, who started her Bollywood journey with "Baazigar", said the success of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer did not help her much in getting good roles."I did not feel people were accepting me as an actor.

Maybe I wasn't that good actor. Even after doing films like 'Phir Milenge' and 'Dhadkan', I never got an award. I felt rejected and bad.""But I kept working hard. There was hunger in my belly...

I feel if not for those rejections I wouldn't have lasted so long," she added.Shilpa said her winning stint in the international reality show "Big Brother" played an important role in her career."'Big Brother' was a beautiful moment...When I was offered 'Big Brother' I had no clue about the show.

There was a certain sense of rejection that I felt to cut away from here and do something away from the country.

"They were paying me well and I was like let's try. I was prepared to be rejected there also.

But every week I got stronger. First time I won something and I was shocked. I feel there is poetic justice and I believe in it," she said.Shilpa said she now feels content with whatever she has achieved in her life."I have completed 25 years and I feel the kind of love I am getting today is more as compared to then when I was actively working in films.

I don't remember how I became an actress I have forgotten that journey. I feel we are born for a purpose." After taking a sabbatical from films, Shilpa shifted her focus towards imparting knowledge on health and wellness."I am focusing on it.

I am aware that maybe 40 per cent people cuss me and I am okay as there are some who wait for me to share things about health and wellness." The 43-year-old actor, however, is willing to make a comeback to movies."I love acting.

If I hadn't done TV, then maybe I would have done films. After I had my son I consciously decided to be with him and so I did not do films. If I had to do a film then I had to be away for a longer period of time from my son so I did not want to do that."TV is gratifying.

With tv I am able to connect and entertain. Due to TV, I like the fact that people like me as Shilpa Shetty and not some character of a film. The power of the small screen is big as the biggest of stars come to TV to promote their film," she said.

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