Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra may have been away from the silver screen for a more than a decade now but has managed to stay relevant in Bollywood, courtesy her red carpet appearances, sartorial choices and style statements. While many made several assumptions for the reason behind her 13-year sabbatical, the diva recently revealed that it was all “self-imposed and well thought out”. More importantly, there were times Shilpa felt like she was being forgotten. “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," she said.
The actor was last seen on the big screen in 2007 in Life In A... Metro and Apne. She will be making her B-town comeback with Sabbir Khan's upcoming action film Nikamma. "I've been a part of the industry and I continue to be a part of the industry somewhere or the other,” Shilpa added, while speaking about the hiatus.
She continued, “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." The actor was last seen on the big screen in 2007 in Life In A... Metro and Apne.
Taking a trip down memory lane, Shilpa stated, "Becoming an actor was luck by chance. I was about 15 years old and went for an event where a guy saw me and asked to get myself clicked. Next day, the photos were distributed on a set of a show and that's when I started getting work." She opened up about her career and personal life in an episode of The Love, Laugh, Live Show, revealing how her hectic work schedule doesn't give her enough time to watch digital content. "I do watch digital content with the little time that I get and I wish the day was made out of 32 hours because I feel that I am overworked and underpaid. Anything that would spark my interest either in cinema or digital space, I would love to watch that," she concluded, adding, "It's been welcoming to be back and I sometime feel that Instagram makes me look cooler than I am. I am not that cool.”