Why Shilpa Shetty Refused to Accept “Some Significant Stuff in Hollywood”. Shilpa Shetty Kundra claims she was enjoin to appear in a big Hollywood movie during her 14-year hiatus from Hindi cinema. But declined because she was reluctant to shift gears “that dramatically,” according to news agency PTI. Shilpa’s last full-fledged Bollywood film was Life in a Metro, directed by Anurag Basu, in 2007. Followed by Apne, starring Dharmendra. In the same year, she won the fifth season of the British reality television series Celebrity Big Brother. Establishing her as a worldwide celebrity. Though her Hindi cinema appearances dwindled – with cameos in Om Shanti Om and Dostana – the actress said that she continued to get “really good parts,” including one in Hollywood. Shilpa, who has been increasingly visible on television as a judge on dance reality programs such as Nach Baliye. And more recently Super Dancer said that declining the Los Angeles-based project was not a difficult choice since living in the US was not her “cup of tea.”
“My kid was upset with me since I was given significant roles in Hollywood but oscillate them down because relocating from Mumbai to Los Angeles isn’t her cup of tea,” the 46-year-old performer said in a meeting.
Shilpa is marry to businessman Raj Kundra and the couple has two children, nine-year-old Viaan and Samisha (one). Though the actress sees it as a “wonderful chance missed,” she is happy working in the Hindi cinema business for the time being. And would consider switching to the other side once her children reach a certain age. “I’m very clear about what I want. I enjoy working here. It’s a great opportunity absent, but I’m content with whatever I have. I’d be so unhappy to leave my family and make such a drastic change. It’s too much to give, and I don’t believe I was prepare for it. Perhaps once my children reach the age of 15, I’ll reconsider if I still look this way!” she added.
Shilpa is poised to make her feature film debut with Hungama 2. The film, directed by Priyadarshan, is set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on July 23. The actress, who made her debut at the age of 17 with the Abbas-Mustan thriller Baazigar in 1993. Said that she made a deliberate choice to reduce her workload. “I had reached a saturation point, as many artists do. Following Life in a Metro and Apne, people began giving me the same kind of parts. Which were not very exciting, and I remained away and took that vacation,” she said.
Her personal life was also a factor in her decision to take a sabbatical. Shilpa said that she was eager to embark on a new chapter of her life in the late 2000s and had chosen to take a break from work for a period of time after having children. “Shortly thereafter, I gave birth to Viaan. I had decided that when I had my first child, I would devote 100% of my time to the baby. I had been told that the first seven years of a child are critical, as they are highly impressionable, and so I made that time. My family was, is, and always will be my first priority.”
The actress, whose film credits include Dhadkan, Phir Milenge, and Dus, said that she now adheres to meticulously scheduled shoots. “After fourteen years, I finally said yes to the proposal because of it. My son is now nine, and I feel like he doesn’t need me as much as my daughter does. But I’m grateful to be able to say yes to only a few things I truly want to do and to maintain a healthy balance between my personal and professional lives,” she added. Paresh Rawal, Meezaan, and Pranitha Subhash also feature in Hungama 2.