Have you ever read or come across the story of any Bollywood star’s discovery or how they got into the industry and made their mark in the glamour world? Well, the struggle stories of many Bollywood wannabes have convinced us that it’s not easy to get into the inner circle of B-Town, as it sometimes takes years before the industry recognizes the talent. However, that’s not the case with everybody. While for many, it took years to make their mark or be recognized, and for some people, it took just a visit to a random coffee shop or attend a friend’s birthday party and bam!
While there are many unknown stories of actors about how they were discovered and become who they are today, the stories of how these 7 Bollywood stars were first discovered are something interesting and will surprise you. Take a look at how they were first discovered and how they made it to glamour world.
1. Kangana Ranaut
Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut accidentally discovered her love for acting. After doing theatre for some time, she came to Mumbai to work in movies, but luck didn’t favor her until one day Anurag Basu spotted her in a coffee shop and took her audition for his movie, Gangster, and she made her Bollywood debut in the movie. Well, we know how things changed for Kangana after that.
2. Akshay Kumar
Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar was a martial arts teacher in Mumbai before becoming an actor. One of his students, who was a photographer, recommended him to try modeling. And the rest is history for the actor.
3. Preity Zinta
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.
4. Arjun Rampal
Bollywood hunk Arjun Rampal was first discovered by fashion designer Rohit Bal in a Delhi discotheque. After this, the lucrative offers kept pouring in and Arjun couldn’t resist.
5. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu was spotted by Arjun Rampal’s wife Mehr Jessia at a hotel in Kolkata. Mehr suggested her to get into modeling and the rest is history.
6. Anushka Sharma
About Anushka Sharma, this beautiful Instagram post by Wendell Rodricks says it all.
7. Ileana D’Cruz
Actress Ileana D’Cruz was told by her mother’s colleague that she had the potential to be a model. Later on, she got introduced to Marc Robinson and started doing TV commercials and later made her way to Bollywood.