Shilpa Shetty feels rejection is the key to longevity in the glam-world!

Shilpa said," 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.”

Shilpa Shetty feels rejection is the key to longevity in the glam-world! Shilpa Shetty feels rejection is the key to longevity in the glam-world! Source : press

Shilpa Shetty Kundra; Bollywood's fitness and yoga guru, is one of the fittest actresses of the industry today. Shilpa started her career with Shahrukh Khan's ‘Baazigar', went on to various films with some of Bollywood's biggest stars.


The ‘Dhadkan' actress; who was speaking at the recently held FICCI Frames event said that rejection helped her last longer in the industry. The actress was quoted saying," 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 about destiny. There is no successful person who hasn't faced failure. The more you get rejected you rise and give your best."


She further said; despite doing some really good films she felt she was not getting her due in the industry and was lacking good roles. Shilpa further said," 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."


When she was further asked about her motive for doing Big Brother; the actress revealed," '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."


The actress also said that she is now content with whatever she has achieved in life. Speaking about the same; Shilpa said," 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."


Shilpa concluded saying," 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."




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