Though they are the first rate stars today, a bunch of Bollywood celebrities had aspired quite different careers before acting. Here are the careers which they never had,
It is common knowledge that Amitabh Bachchan had set out to be a radio jockey with All India Radio. However, the actor was rejected outright. Apparently Amitabh was rejected for his deep baritone, which is celebrated today. Big B then moved on to acting and the rest, as they say, is history.
The beautiful actress, who made a remarkable debut with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai opposite Hrithik Roshan, is actually a gold medalist. Ameesha had reportedly won a gold medal for her paper on economics that she had presented at the Tufts University in Boston. Her father’s friend, Rakesh Roshan, reportedly spotted her at a wedding and offered her the lead role in his film opposite his son, Hrithik Roshan. It is rumored that Ameesha had turned down a job offer from Morgan Stanley to pursue a career in Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar aka Khiladi Kumar has impressed everyone with his action chops. But, if his acting career hadn’t taken off, Akshay Kumar would have probably been behind the kitchen counter, rustling up a storm. He could have also made a living as a martial arts trainer. Before his big Bollywood break, Akshay reportedly worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok. Apparently, he was in Thailand to train in martial arts.
Deepika Padukone, one of Bollywood’s hottest actress, is a national level badminton player and if she hadn’t decided to take up a career in modelling, followed by acting, Dippy would have probably represented India at badminton tournaments.
Priyanka Chopra’s cousin sister, Parineeti Chopra, has made her mark in the film industry. But for pursuing a career in films, she had to quit her job. She was working at the marketing department of Yash Raj Films. According to reports, Parineeti initially wanted to pursue a career in investment banking and holds a triple degree in business, finance and economics from Manchester Business School.