Disha Patani reveals her dream was NOT to become an actor
Actor Disha Patani made a sweet entry to Bollywood after making a debut in MS Dhoni: The Untold story alongside late Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor then went on to star in Baaghi 2, Bharat, Malang, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai and more. She is now gearing up to star in Ek Villain Returns and Yodha. But did you know that Disha never wanted to become an actor but had plans to become an Air Force pilot as she was pursuing engineering? She won a modelling contest in her college days and came to Mumbai, where she was spotted an agency and started walking the ramps.
Well, the rest is history now. In an interview with Bazaar India, Disha said, “Funnily, it was never my dream to become an actor. I wanted to be an Air Force pilot and was pursuing engineering. During college in Lucknow, one of my friends told me about a modelling contest that took all the winners to Mumbai. And who didn’t want to travel to Mumbai? I applied and ended up winning (in 2013). From there, I was spotted by an agency, but since I couldn’t fulfil my college’s minimum attendance requirement while modelling, I decided to continue walking the ramp. It allowed me to be independent, earn for myself, and not rely on my family.”
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“As a child, I didn’t have many friends because I was too shy to even have a conversation. I am still the same person, but much more confident. It’s hard for people to imagine that those in the film industry, which is otherwise so loud and boisterous, could be introverted. But being an actor doesn’t mean one has to socialise all the time. It is important to be yourself and do what makes you feel comfortable and is right for you. I suppose I’m just your regular girl-next-door,” the Baagi 2 actor added.