India’s entertainment industry is a unique world in its own right. There are thousands of people working in it and the story of some is so rare that even imagining about it can give us goosebumps. Such is the story of a Bollywood celebrity which we are going to talk about. She is not seen on screen often since she is not an actress, yet is a powerful personality of Bollywood.
Shagufta Rafique. Source
The 57-year-old Shagufta has endured a lot of pain in the initial years of her life. There are a number of shocking facts about her life, one of which is that she does not know who her biological mother is. Her childhood passed with depending on yesteryear actress Anwari Begum.
To earn money, Shagufta started dancing at private parties. And when she turned 17, she indulged into prostitution and continued this for the next 10 years of her life to earn a living.
Mahesh Bhatt with Shagufta Rafique. Source
Stills from films written by Shagufta Rafique. Source
Shagufta Rafique shot to fame upon joining Mahesh Bhatt’s production house Vishesh Films and wrote eleven films for the company. She has contributed her writing skills to a number of hit Bollywood films such as ‘Murder 2’, ‘Aashiqui 2’, ‘Jism 2’ and many more!
Isn’t the story of her life like a story of a film? What do you think about it? Do let us know in the comments section!