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To enter Bollywood or not: When Preity made the decision in a unique way

To enter Bollywood or not: When Preity made the decision in a unique way

Preity Zinta

Destiny plays a very important role in life. There are so many aspiring actors and technicians who struggle to make it to the movies. There are many who give auditions after auditions, and still don’t land up with anything substantial, and then there are those who just walk in and get noticed. Some even get the chance of assisting on the sets, and work their way up from there. Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of an actress who landed up getting her dream debut in Bollywood. However, her way of making the decision was a unique one.

It was none other than actress Preity Zinta. She is one of those few who have made a mark for herself without any backing or connections in the film industry. From being an outsider to star, Preity has indeed come a long way in Bollywood. The actress had made her acting debut in filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s ‘Dil Se..’ (1998). But not many would be aware that the actress was to make her debut with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in his film ‘Tara Rum Pum Pum’. Preity appeared as the celebrity guest on host Simi Garewal’s talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. It was when she was in conversation with the veteran actress-cum-host, that Preity revealed that she had really been lucky, and that things had gone her way, at least till that point of time. Simi immediately quipped if it was due to the toss of a coin. A surprised Preity then exclaimed, “Yes! How do you know that.” And it was then, that the dimpled actress went on to reveal the incident which led her to choose her career in Bollywood. (Also Read: Preity Zinta shares a horrifying incident when she got pinched at the wrong place)

Preity said on the show, “It sounds like the perfect story, but no. I think when I met Shekhar, when he wanted to sign me up for ‘Tara Rum Pum Pum’ and I was just like this little kid looking at Shekhar Kapur. And I just wanted to be cool, so I said okay if its destiny then I’ll just flip this coin. I said, ‘Heads, I will take film as a career and Tails I won’t’.”

Simi asked her as to what would she have done, had the coin landed on Tails, instead of Heads (leading Preity to choose her career). Preity replied immediately by saying, “I wouldn’t have signed that film. I promise you.” Simi was flabbergasted, and she asked a giggling Zinta, if she took the fact that she had been offered a movie, so lightly. Preity just smiled, and said, “Just for style, anything for style at that point.”

Well, sadly that film ‘Tara Rum Pum Pum’ with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur couldn’t see the light of day and was ultimately shelved. But, the actress went on to sign her first film ‘Kya Kehna’ (which was also delayed, but released eventually). Reportedly, it was Shekhar Kapur, who had recommended her name to Mani Ratnam while he was making ‘Dil Se..’, which eventually turned out to be her debut film.

At the end of the day, Preity Zinta continued to work in films and finally made a mark for herself.

Aren’t we glad that the toss was in favour of her working in movies? We would really have missed that dimpled smile, and those fine skills and nuances of fine acting, that Preity brought on screen, with her.

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When an old wish of Anushka's mother was fulfilled, in an unbelievable turn of events

There’s no doubt that actress Anushka Sharma had a dream debut when she was cast opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in her first film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Following this, it was her third release ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010) that proved to be a turning point in her career. And since then there has been no looking back for this gorgeous powerhouse performer. Time and again, she has proved her mettle as an actor, and even as a producer with films like ‘NH10’. Throughout this nine year long journey, Anushka’s family has indeed been her constant motivation and support that have always kept her going ahead.

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Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of Anushka Sharma where the actress revealed an interesting incident. Anushka revealed when she got to know that her mother Ashima Sharma always wanted her to be an actress.

It was during Anushka’s conversation on show ‘India’s Most Desirable’ when after listening to her mother Ashima Sharma’s message that had been recorded for her, the actress asked host Simi Garewal if she can say something about her mum. And then the actress went on to share this incident from the time when she had got the news of been signed on for ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. (Also Read: Did you know? Little Abhishek Bachchan found his mother’s films very depressing)

She said, “There was this one time I was driving back from Yash Raj Studios and I got the news, Adi (Aditya Chopra) told me. And I was driving back and I couldn’t drive anymore because I was crying. I was so happy.. I was crying. So I stopped… I stopped the car and I pulled over and I called my mother and I told her that I got this film. And you know what my mum told me? There’s this turtle that used to be there in my living room. It was I think some Feng Shui thing. You just open the turtle and you put something like a wish inside that turtle and you shut it. And when your wish comes true you take it out. So she never never told me about this. But then she came down after she heard that I have got the film she opened that and showed it to me. She’d written it there ‘I hope my daughter stars in a Yash Raj film’. I swear… it’s unbelievable. So I think somewhere she always wanted me to be an actress.”

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Upon hearing this, Simi reacted, “What are you saying?” Anushka added, “She said that she’d written this long ago, one thing for my brother and one thing for me.” Simi immediately asked if what was written for her brother came true as well, to which, Anushka nodded her head in agreement. And then when Simi asked Anushka if she (Simi) could write something in this magical, wish-fulfilling turtle, Anushka smiled and said, “You have to meet my mom right (smiles) she has some direct contact with God.”

Indeed, every parent wishes the best for his/her children and this incident is something that showcases this perfectly. Unbelievable, unforgettable, and totally lovable.

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When a little Shahid found his mother Neelima Azeem crying and became her strength

For a young kid, it is really hard to believe and understand that his/her parents are getting divorced. This difficult time was hit on actor Shahid Kapoor, who was just three years old when his parents Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem got separated from each other. In his first growing years, Shahid lived and spent much more time with his mother in Delhi at that time. The actor mother believes that as a single divorced woman bringing up a child would have been hard for his mother but nobody can understand this better than her. But, as a mother, for Neelima Azeem her son Shahid turned her strength when he was just four years old.

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Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of Shahid Kapoor. The actor had appeared as the celebrity guest on host Simi Garewal’s talk show ‘India’s Most Desirable’. And it was his mother Neelima herself who shared (through a special message) a heart touching incident between her and little Shahid. It was during the actor’s conversation when the host asked him that did his mother ever tell him about what she was going through, her kind of personal turmoil or did she not. To which, Shahid replied, “We were friends, so I mean we kind of spoke about everything. I spoke about how I felt, she spoke about how she felt.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor’s first heartbreak: Two most painful minutes of his life)

As he finished saying this, it was Neelima Azeem’s voice that was heard then. Her message recorded for him was played on a LED TV screen where she said, “Something so personal I want to share here with you is that when he was only four years old I mean obviously there were moments when at night I used to you know sometimes let go of the pain and the fears that come along with the divorce especially when you are as young as that. And I remember that I was… he found me crying maybe at some late hour at night and he took me on his chest at four years and he said ‘Mumma why you crying you know Main Hoon Na.’ I mean literally that film came (later on) and he said ‘Main Hoon Na’. And I don’t know from there onwards it just.. it just hit me that he is there with me you know and there is nothing to worry.”

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On hearing this, Simi immediately asked, “Even now! You’re still there for her.” Shahid took a slight pause and replied, “I hope I am. But, when you become an adult and when you start working around the clock I always live with the guilt that I don’t give enough time to my family. So I hope I’m there for her.”

Shahid even mentioned in the show that his mother Neelima had never made him feel a hard time and her pain, being she was very good with that to hide.

Indeed, it is such a heart touching incident to remember shared by Shahid’s mother.

Check out the full interview of Shahid Kapoor below:

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