How The Stars Started
Have you ever wondered what your favorite Bollywood stars had been before they stepped into the B Town bandwagon? Not all of them were blessed with a silver spoon in their mouth. Some had to work their way into Bollywood by doing odd jobs to earn a living. Some of the most sought after stars have been through really low times in life. Stars, who charge sky high remunerations, admit to have been working for as low as 2000 a month. That sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? Read on to find out what your favorite celebs were up to until they were discovered by the film industry; strange but true stories of our onscreen Gods and Goddesses.
A science undergraduate from Kirori Mal College, Mr. Bacchan tried auditioning at the radio station but was rejected due to his baritone voice. He took up a job as a freight broker (a person who plays an important role in the movement of cargo) for a shipping company in Kolkata named Bird and Co.
A stunt lover and adrenaline rush addict, Akshay is a black belt in Taekwondo (kick-boxing). Even though he was so talented, he had to work as a chef cum waiter at a restaurant in Bangkok to earn a living and to fund his martial arts course. Eventually he came back to Mumbai and worked as a martial arts teacher.
This six fingered sensation made the girls drool over him after the release of his block buster debut movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai. Before his father Rakesh Roshan decided to launch him, he had already worked as an assistant director to his films Karan Arjun and Koyla.
It is a well known fact that John had been a model before he joined the film fraternity. Yet, very few know, that he is an MBA from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He had worked in a music video of Jazzy B but had no plans of trying his luck in Bollywood back then. He chose to settle down as a media planner for the firm Enterprises – Nexus.
The youngest of the Pataudi lineage, Soha Ali Khan had worked in companies like Ford and Citibank before she got her first break in 2004 with the movie Dil Maange More. She still works as an erstwhile member of a group called Res Publica, when she is not acting in movies.
The most inspiring rags to riches story; this man has done every possible thing to keep himself and his family from starving. He had worked as a coolie and afterwards as a bus conductor for BTS buses, Bangalore before he was offered the role of ‘Duryodhana’ in a mythological skit. From that point, his life changed completely and he became what he is today; an iconic superstar.
The bubbly Dimple Chadda of Ladies Vs Ricky Behl is an actor by accident. She initially used to work as a PR consultant at the Yash Raj Studios; arranging interviews for other actors. In the course of her work, she was discovered by director Maneesh Sharma.
She, along with Ranbir Kapoor had been assistant directors to Sanjay Leela Bhansali when he was making his phenomenal movie ‘Black’.
This gorgeous damsel is a fashion designer from SNDT, Mumbai. She had designed clothes for a movie Mera Dil Leke Dekho in 2005. After this, she tried her hand at modeling and walked the ramp at Lakme India Fashion Week for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009.