At the 14-year-old Sabbatical at Hindi Films, actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra said she was approaching a major Hollywood project and canceled it because she wasn’t ready to change gears “so drastically”. Shilpa’s last Bollywood movie was in 2007 with “Life in a Metro” by filmmaker Anurag Basu and “Apne” by Dharmendra. In the same year, “Celebrity Big Brother” also emerged as the winner of the British reality TV series for five seasons, which made him a worldwide character.
Even though his Hindi film appearances have become few – along with cameos in films like “Om Shanti Om” and “Dostana,” the actor said he continues to get “very good parts,” including Hollywood’s offerings.
Shilpa, who has been more active on TV as a judge on dance reality shows like “Nach Baliye” and “Super Dancer,” said the rejection of the project from Los Angeles was not a very tough decision to settle in the U.S. because it was not his “tea cup”.
“My son was very upset with me because he offered me some important things in Hollywood, but I didn’t get that. Changing the base from Mumbai and settling in Los Angeles is not my cup of tea,” the 46-year-old actor told PTI in an interview.
She is married to businessman Shilpa Raj Kundra and they have two sons, a son from Viaan (nine) and a daughter from Samisha (one).
Although the actor believes it is a “great missed opportunity”, he currently works in the Hindi film industry and would switch to the other side if the child gets a chance after a certain age.
“I’m clear about what I want. I love doing work here. It’s a great opportunity to miss, but I’m very happy with what I have. I would be very happy to leave my family and change gears so drastically.
“It’s too much to give and I don’t think I was ready for it. Maybe when my kids are 15, then (I would consider it) if I still looked like this!” he added.
Shilpa is ready to return to the silver screen with “Hungama 2” with his latest feature-length comedy. The film, directed by Priyadarshan, will premiere on Disney + Hotstar on July 23rd.
At the age of 17 after making his debut with the 1993 thriller “Baazigar” in Debas-Mustan, the actor said it was a conscious decision to cut back on work.
“I got to a saturation point, which is what happens to a lot of artists. After ” Metro Live ” and ” Apne, ” people started offering me the same kind of role. They weren’t very interesting and I stayed away and took that Saturday. “he said.
What prompted him to take a break was his personal life.
Shilpa said she was excited to start a new phase of her life in the late 2000s and decided she would not work for a while when she had children.
“Soon, I was in Viaan. I decided when I would have my first child, I would dedicate all my time to the child. I was told that the first seven years of a child are very important, they are very impressive. So I made that time. My family is my it was, is and will be the top priority. “
The actor, who mentions actors in the films “Dhadkan,” “Phir Milenge,” and “Dus,” said he has now carefully designed his filming schedules.
“That’s why it took me 14 years to say yes (to a movie). My son is nine years old now, I feel like I don’t need him so much. Daughters yes. But I’m grateful to be able to just say yes to those few things I really want to do and my personal life and in a way of balancing the professional, ”he added.
“Hungama 2” also stars Paresh Rawal, Meezaan and Pranitha Subhash.