Shilpa Shetty has revealed that it was word of mouth that actually gave her Baazigar. “I didn’t think I was going to make it (acting) a career. At 17, I was going from one agency to another to earn pocket money, as a model. I only got into that because someone suggested that since I am tall, I should try my hand at modelling. After getting a portfolio done and sending pictures to different agencies, I was offered a film. Voh toh bani nahi, but somebody in that agency noticed me, and told the producers of Baazigar, and the rest is history,” Shilpa Shetty told Hindustan Times.
She also added that towards the middle of her career she faced a lull where she was typecast but she managed to come out of it again. “Back in the day, when somebody had a hit film, everybody would love to cast that one person only. I didn’t have to struggle to land films. It actually started mid-way towards my career. People started typecasting me in just glamorous roles. At that point, we were just like glamour dolls in movies, we were dedicated to doing that. After this, there was a lull in my career, but then Dhadkan (2000) happened, and my career revived. I have seen it all — the highs and the lows. But I never gave up,” Shilpa added.
Shilpa has definitely come a long way since when she first started her career in Bollywood! Which is your favourite Shilpa Shetty movie?