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Shilpa Shetty Opens Up About 13-Year-Long Sabbatical; Calls It ‘Self-Imposed’

Shilpa Shetty Is Making A Comeback To Movies With Action Entertainer Nikamma After 13 Years Hiatus.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 10 Nov 2019, 10:17:48 PM
Shilpa Shetty Opens Up About 13 Year Long Sabbatical; Calls It ‘Self-Imposed’

New Delhi:

Shilpa Shetty is making a comeback to movies with action entertainer "Nikamma" after 13 years hiatus.

On talking about her long break from acting, the actress said that she did not miss the limelight as he was working for television and her sabbatical was self-imposed and well thought out.

Shilpa opened about her career and personal life in an episode of The Love, Laugh, Live Show.

Talking about her 13-year-long break from films, Shilpa said, "I've been a part of the industry and I continue to be a part of the industry somewhere or the other. You miss it when you miss the limelight, you feel like you are losing out on fame and people are forgetting you. I never missed it because I was still doing television. The sabbatical that I took was self-imposed and thought of." Reported IANS.
The actress was last seen on the big screen in 2007 in Life In A... Metro and Apne.

Talking about how she became an actress she recalled how one day ‘luck by chance’, she went for an event where a guy saw asked her to get clicked. Next day, the photos were distributed on a set of a show and that's when she started getting offers.

She also revealed how her hectic work schedule doesn't give her enough time to watch digital content. “I wish the day was made out of 32 hours because I feel that I am overworked and underpaid” Shared the actress.

She also spoke about her marriage with businessman Raj Kundra and how he proposed her on the Eiffel tower with a diamond ring that popped out from a dessert. "Raj had booked a banquet and proposed me. He had already spoken to my parents." added Shilpa. 

Asked on what should her son Vihaan learn from Shilpa and Raj, she said: "One thing Vihaan should learn from me is to be positive and from Raj being happy."

Shilpa began her career as a model with a Limca television commercial, and subsequently featured in several other commercials and advertisements, following which she began receiving offers for film roles. Shetty continued to pursue her career as a model, until she became an actress with Baazigar.

Shetty got engaged to Raj Kundra, with whom she was co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Rajasthan Royals. The two married on 22 November 2009 two years after her full-fledged film Apne. The couple gave birth to a son, Viaan Raj Kundra, in May 2012.

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First Published : 10 Nov 2019, 10:17:48 PM

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