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Did you know that these Celebrities didn’t want to be Actors?

Riya Aggarwal | August 29, 2018

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.


1) Madhuri Dixit Nene

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.


2) Akshay Kumar

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!


3) Kangana Ranaut

Kangana ‘Queen’ Ranaut was a simple girl from a small town in Himachal Pradesh. Kangana was sitting in a coffee shop in Mumbai when she caught the eye of director Anurag Basu.

Anurag offered Kangana the lead role in his film ‘Gangster.’ The film went on to become a massive hit and launched Kangana into the glamorous world of Bollywood.


4) Parineeti Chopra

Armed with a triple degree in Economics, Business, and Finance, Parineeti Chopra wanted to be an investment banker. But life had other plans for the actress.

While working in the public relations department of Yash Raj Films, Parineeti was approached by director Maneesh Sharma to play a role in the film ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl.’


5) Bhumi Pednekar

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.’

Be it ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ or ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’-all the films that Bhumi has done after her debut, have struck gold at the box office.   

Image Source: DNA India, Filmfare, Free Press Journal, Hindustan Times, IMDb, IMP Awards,, Storypick, The Indian Express, Yash Raj Films, Wikipedia.

Riya Aggarwal




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