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These Celebs Were Called 'Ugly' When They Started Out In The Industry

From Anushka Sharma and Vidya Balan to Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh, it’s surprising to think that these stars were once considered ‘unattractive’. Here’s what they’ve said about the comments made about their appearance. Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan recalled a director calling him ordinary and ugly. Despite this, Shah Rukh rose to […]

From Anushka Sharma and Vidya Balan to Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh, it’s surprising to think that these stars were once considered ‘unattractive’. Here’s what they’ve said about the comments made about their appearance.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan recalled a director calling him ordinary and ugly. Despite this, Shah Rukh rose to fame with roles that challenged traditional hero stereotypes.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma revealed that early in her career, YRF head Aditya Chopra told her that while she was a talented actor, she wasn’t the most good looking. Aditya advised her to work hard to overcome this.

Ranveer Singh: Ranveer Singh shared a similar experience with Aditya Chopra, who gave him a reality check about his looks. Aditya told Ranveer that he was good looking but not in a conventional way, and advised him to focus on acting.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan opened up about being replaced in 13 films and the negative impact it had on her self-esteem. One producer made her feel so ugly that she couldn’t look at herself in the mirror for six months.

Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao revealed that he was often not considered for lead roles due to his looks. Despite this, he persevered and eventually gained recognition for his acting talent.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu discussed her unconventional beauty standards in Bollywood. She described herself as having features that were opposite to traditional standards of beauty, such as curly hair and a ‘royal nose’.

Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha shared how she was called ugly in the early days of her career. She expressed resilience against such criticism, choosing to grow a thick skin instead of letting negativity affect her.

These instances highlight the challenges faced by Bollywood actors in dealing with criticism and societal standards of beauty. Despite facing such hurdles, these actors have achieved success and are celebrated for their talent and dedication to their craft.

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