No matter how much we plan, our life doesn’t usually go in the direction we want it to go in. When we reflect back on certain times in our life when we didn’t get what we wanted, we realize that everything that happened to us eventually led us to where we actually wanted to be.
This is true for some Bollywood celebrities as well. Some of your favorite celebrities never planned on becoming actors, but destiny had other plans for them. Here are a few celebrities whose path in life had already been decided on by destiny.
A film producer first approached Madhuri Dixit Nene’s parents when he saw her dance performance, but her parents refused to let their 15-year old daughter become a part of Bollywood. Later on, Madhuri was seen by a friend of her sister’s and was offered her first Bollywood film by the Barjatya’s. Soon after this, Madhuri, the actress and the ‘Dhak Dhak girl of Bollywood’ was born.
Khiladi Kumar’s foray into the world of Bollywood is another story worth mentioning. After returning from Bangkok, Akshay started teaching martial arts. A photographer friend asked Akshay to consider pursuing a career in modeling. Akshay was supposed to travel to Bangalore for a modeling assignment, but he missed his flight. After this, Akshay visited many studios with his portfolio and on the very same day, the actor got his first film!
Most actresses lose weight for their debut film, but Bhumi Pednekar actually gained weight for her debut film. Bhumi was working with casting director Shanoo Sharma at Yash Raj Films for 6 years. As a part of her job, Bhumi would often double up for actors and give auditions. One day, her audition tape landed on Aditya Chopra’s desk and the producer signed her up for his film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha.’
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