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There are many brilliant actors who have delivered terrific performances in films and shows over the years. There have been times when celebrities, despite working in the industry for decades, went out of work and requested for jobs. From Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta to Shagufta Ali, many celebrities once went out of work and urged people to offer them roles in films. Speaking of that, here’s a list of celebrities who requested people to give them work.


Neena Gupta: Neena Gupta, who has worked in films like Badhaai Ho, Veere Di Wedding, Uunchai, and Goodbye among others, once shared a picture of herself on Insatgram asking for work. The veteran actress had captioned her pic saying, “I live in mubai and working am a good actor looking fr good parts to play.”


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Sikandar Kher: Sikandar, who has appeared in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Aurangzeb, Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, and The Zoya Akhtar, shared a selfie on Instagram and mentioned that he is looking for work. The actor wrote in the caption, “PS: Need work. Can smile also.”

Nafisa Ali: In 2019, Nafisa, who is popularly known for her roles in Guzaarish and Major Saab, shared a black-and-white picture on Instagram and mentioned that she is looking for work. A part of her caption read, “I am Nafisa Ali Sodhi and I would like an elegant role to portray in Indian cinema. So looking for a perfect script as a senior actor, I need to work to express my emotions. I will not be dictated to.”


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Anupam Kher: Anupam Kher has appeared in many films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Aiyaary, Baby, and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo among others. In 2019, Anupam Kher was out of work. Mumbai Mirror had quoted him saying, “In the last 35 years, there has never been a time when I have been unemployed. I have always had some movie project to keep me occupied but this is the first time I do not have any film after wrapping up One Day. However, I still feel that I am one of the most profilic actors in the world. I have witnessed many fluctuations in my career but this is the first time I am in such a situation. I request all filmmakers to come to me and I will work in all the films.” The veteran actor was last seen in Amitabh Bachchan and Boman Irani starrer Uunchai.


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Shagufta Ali: Shagufta Ali, who has appeared in TV shows and films, reached out for help last year. Shagufta was quoted by Times of India saying, “I am open to working again and it is important for me to return to the set to sustain myself in life.” The actress received help from CINTAA, Rohit Shetty, and Madhuri Dixit Nene.


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