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Popular B-town Actresses and Unknown Facts

Wed 28th Jul 2021 09:25 AM IST

B-town Actresses Facts

B-town Actresses
B-town Actresses

Bollywood celeb trivia is a captivating space that has always enticed millions of Bollywood fans in India and across the globe. While many fans know almost everything about their favorite celebrities, there are some interesting facts associated with some Bollywood actresses that you’ve probably never heard before.

Here is an article that details some mind-blowing facts about the popular B-town actresses. Continue reading!

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Madhuri Dixit

Boasting mesmerizing grace and a beaming 1000-watt smile, Madhuri Dixit is arguably the original dancing diva of Bollywood. What’s intriguing about the now 54-year-old actress is that she has a magical screen presence from the 90s and has retained its aura even today.

A lesser-known thing about Madhuri is that she had no interest in pursuing a career in Bollywood. She was keen to pursue microbiology as a young girl. In fact, to pursue her dream, she got herself enrolled in Sathya College, Mumbai. But destiny had some other plans for the undisputed queen of Bollywood. Madhuri got noticed by Govind ji from Rajshri Productions as his daughter was in the same class as Madhuri’s elder sister. That’s how she got her first break in Bollywood.

Madhuri’s first film was Abodh (1984), which turned out to be a flop. Following that, she has nine back-to-back flops between 1984 and 1988, but that didn’t deter her from following her dreams. The actress finally came into the limelight with her 1988 film Tezaab.

In her 2002 film Devdas, Madhuri had to wear a costume that weighed a whopping 30 kg. The dress was conceptualized and designed by popular designer Neeta Lulla.

Madhuri was also the highest-paid female actor of her time. It is rumored that she was paid a sum of INR 2.7 crore for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. The amount was more than what her co-actor, Salman Khan was paid.

Shilpa Shetty

There have been a few Bollywood actresses who have managed to astound us with their fascinating performances since the 90s. And one of them is Shilpa Shetty. Shilpa is an actress, fitness icon, film producer, model, and businesswoman who have starred in many popular films such as Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, and Dhadkan.

While we already know most of the basic details about Shilpa Shetty, one thing you might not know is that the actress was crowned as the diva of the year in 2004 by Sahara One. Also, Shilpa was the captain of her school’s baseball team. 

Apart from her regional language Tulu, Shilpa has also aced in speaking several other languages. The actress is fluent in languages like Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu. This makes a total of 9 different languages known by her.

Shilpa Shetty is married to businessman Raj Kundra. What’s interesting about the duo is that they both share a love for gambling. The couple is known to host several gambling parties in the house. In fact, they frequently travel to Las Vegas where they play card games like Poker. The actress is also a big fan of betting on sports events like Poker.

Bhumi Pednekar

2015’s Sharat Katariya’s directed film Dum Laga Ke Haisha threw Bhumi Pednekar into the spotlight. Her exceptional performance in her debut film gained her recognition across the board and fixed her spot on Bollywood’s rising stars list.

Before her groundbreaking debut, Pednekar worked as an assistant director at Yash Raj Films. She initially worked with Abhminayu Ray, where she assisted in casting films like Chak De! India and Teen Patti. Later, she went on to join casting director Shanoo Sharma as an AD.

Many say that Bhumi Pednekar seems to be a fan of her own movies. After the release of her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, she watched it once every day for 45 days in local theatres. The actress has also revealed that she has done the same thing with all her releases.

Another not so commonly known fact about Bhumi is that she has a soft corner for mind sports. In an interview, the actress revealed that she loves playing card games with her family during Diwali. Also, she enjoys playing traditional Indian games like Teen Patti during her free time.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor is a gorgeous B-town actress who has amassed for herself a huge fan base during her 16 years of standing in the industry. She has done several record-breaking films and is now one of the highest-paid celebs in Bollywood.

Just like Madhuri Dixit, Kareena didn’t always dream to become an actor. After pursuing a commerce degree in Mumbai’s Mithibai College, the actress switched to take up law. Following that, she also enrolled in a three-month microcomputers course at Harvard University. In the end, she settled on acting as her career path.

Another lesser-known fact about Kareena Kapoor Khan is that she still holds onto a bad childhood habit – The actress has had a compulsive nail-biting habit since her childhood. To date, she hasn’t been able to get rid of this unhealthy habit. Most of the time – during her film shooting and award shows – she gets a manicure.

Sunny Leone

Born Karenjit Kaur to a Sikh family in Ontario, Sunny Leone is a gorgeous actress who made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with Pooja Bhat’s Jism 2. Before that, she was a participant in a reality TV show in 2012.

A foodie by nature, Sunny managed to make it to the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list in the year 2016. At that time, she won everyone’s heart by saying: “It’s your right as a woman to follow your dreams.” The Bollywood diva is known for contributing to charities for cancer and is also an animal-rights activist.

What many people don’t know about Sunny Leone is that she is the brand ambassador of JeetWin Casino. JeetWin is a popular online casino that offers a number of online and live casino games to Indian players. And it has become a trendsetter in the market with a lot of new casinos collaborating with bollywood stars.

According to a reputed site that lists the new online casinos in India it came to our knowledge of a new casino launching in India, SwiftCasino is also trying to rope in some reputed bollywood actress and the deal is about to get finalized.

Minisha Lamba

Born in a Punjabi-speaking family in 1985, Minisha Lamba is a gorgeous Indian actress who made her Bollywood debut with the film Yahaan (2005). Since then, she has starred in numerous films such as Bachana Ae Haseeno, Corporate, Rocky: The Rebel, Bheja Fry 2, and more. Also, she has appeared on ads for popular brands like LG, Sony, Cadbury, and Sunsilk amongst others.

Something that many people might not know about Minisha is that she has a great love for writing. As a teenager, she was inspired by the bravery of CNN journalists and aspired to be a journalist after college. But destiny had some other plans for her and she landed up in Bollywood.

Aside from acting, Minisha is known as a poker player who has a love for gambling. The actress has a deep passion for Poker, and she has been playing the game for years now. In fact, she travels to several locations to take part in India’s premier tournaments like Deltin Poker Tournament and India Poker Championship.

B-town and its own glitz and glamour

It goes without saying that Bollywood has some ‘sui generis’ element attached to it that sets it apart from other film industries. From successful actresses who aimed at pursuing something different in their teens to stars with quirky habits, one can find everything in Bollywood.

Nevertheless, B-town and its stars will continue to entice us with their glitz and glamour. And in the process, we’ll get to know many mind-boggling facts about the personal and professional lives of these stars. Stay tuned!

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Popular B-town Actresses and Unknown Facts - CineJosh Updated on Wed 28th Jul 2021 09:55 AM IST
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