There have been various actresses and actors who have managed to astound us with their stunning performances throughout all these years. Such is the case of one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood and a fitness icon, Shilpa Shetty. While we all have known about the actress Shilpa Shetty a lot. Right!?
Well, it’s now time to think again. Because today, with this post, we have come up with some of the interesting facts and points that remain unexplored by many.
Let’s have a look:
While we already know some of the basic details about the actress such as her being the elder sister to Shamita Shetty and also one of the top Indian models. One fact that we might not know about is the actress being crowned as the diva of the year in 2004 by Sahara One.
Shilpa Shetty is said to have filed a case against the stardust magazine which published about her on-off relationship with one of the famous actors of Bollywood – Akshay Kumar. Due to this report, the actress lost some film projects following which she sued Stardust magazine and even won in the same.Apart from being a fitness icon, and a great actress, Shilpa was also the captain of her school’s baseball team.
While there are many sibling jodis in Bollywood, the Shetty sisters were considered as the first siblings’ sisters who appeared together in a Bollywood film.One controversy that most of us might not know about to date happens to be during her presence at one of the famous American TV shows, Celebrity Big Brother in 2001. While Shilpa went on to become a participant in the show, the various roommates and her co-stars didn’t approve of her presence in the house.
Following this, Shilpa became a victim of racism and bullying in the house. Due to this, the broadcasting channel of the show received as many as 40k complaints against these acts in the house.
This issue went on to become one of the most controversial crises between India and the UK following which Prime Minister Tony Blair, during his visit to India, did not hesitate and condemned the same.
Even after being a part of such a big controversy on the show, Shilpa didn’t give up and emerged as the winner of its 5th series in 2007.
The actress has also aced in speaking various languages apart from her regional language, Tulu. The actress also has fluency in languages like Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu. This makes a total of 9 different languages known by the actress.
Shilpa is also a supporter of AIDS and PETA following which she donated her earnings from the movie “Phir Milenge” to an AIDS charity.
Did you know that before entering the glamour world, Shilpa Shetty was known as Ashwini Shetty? And not only her, but her younger sister also changed her name before entering the glamour world from Sabita Shetty to Shamita Shetty.
The actress before tying the knot with Raj Kundra was engaged to music director Sandeep Chowta.
The actress has also been a part of various shelved projects such as – Lal Batti (2002): where she was entitled to play the role of a prostitute, Ek Pal Ke Liye (2001): which would have been a debut film for singer Kamal Khan, Rudra (1994): alongside actor Akshay Kumar, and finally, Suraj Pe Dastak (2004): alongside actors Akshay Kumar and Madhuri Dixit.
Shilpa Shetty was yet another actress who married an already married man.
Looks like the actress has inherited her beauty from her mother who was a famous model in the early 1970s.
Apart from the shelved projects stated above, the one special project that got shelved was the Hollywood movie Hanuman (2006). The film was supposed to be shot at various foreign locations such as Morocco and Canada however, the film got shelved due to some unknown reasons. The film included the star cast as Shilpa Shetty in the role of Sita, Keanu Reeves as Ram, and Aseem Merchant as Laxman.