In today's time when social media is abuzz with all the happenings and gives us all the information about our favourite celebs, we bring you some facts about 10 celebs that how they were discovered and how they came into limelight. Take a look:
Yesteryear superstar, Jeetendra's family was into the business of selling imitation jewelry. He was supplying jewelry to V Shantaram and in 1959, when the director cast him as actor Sandhya's body double in 'Navrang'!
The girl with a golden smile, Madhuri was approached by a film producer when he saw her dance performance. Madhuri's parents were dead against it as she was just 15 years old then. It was later when Madhuri's sister's friend saw her, that she was offered a film by the Barjatya's.
Ace designer, Rohit Bal first saw Arjun Rampal in a discotheque in Delhi and suggested that he try modeling. There was no looking back for Arjun from then on!
Akshay's story to the world of films is very interesting. After returning from Bangkok, Akshay started teaching martial arts. A photographer friend of his recommended modeling to him. He missed his flight to Bangalore for a modeling assignment and started knocking at studio doors with his portfolio. As luck would have it, he got a film the very same day!
Incidentally, it was Arjun Rampal's wife and supermodel Mehr Jessia who first spotted Bipasha. In 1996, Mehr saw Bipasha at a hotel in Kolkata and told her to try her hand in modeling.
Preity Zinta had no idea that her life would change by just showing up at a friend's birthday party in 1996. She got noticed by a director who insisted that she auditions for an advertisement. She bagged the role and started doing advertisements regularly after that. Later, while accompanying a friend to one such audition, director Shekhar Kapur noticed her. That's how her career in Bollywood started.
A YRF discovery, Parineeti Chopra was working in the public relations department of Yash Raj Films. With a triple degree in economics, business, and finance, Parineeti had no plans to enter the glamour world. While working with YRF, she caught the acting bug and was approached by Maneesh Sharma, the director of 'Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl'.
The 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' actor was working as an assistant to Shanoo Sharma at Yash Raj films for 6 years. Bhumi would often double up for actors and give auditions. One fine day, her audition tape landed on Aditya Chopra's desk and Bhumi was cast in 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'.
Anurag Basu spotted Kangana in a coffee shop in Mumbai and offered her a role in his film 'Gangster'. The film became a massive hit and gave us the Queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut.
Anushka was discovered by Wendell Rodricks in Bangalore. He asked her to come to Bombay for modeling assignment and after that, there was no looking back. Thank You, Wendell!
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