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Sobhita Dhulipala Was Told She Is Not Pretty Enough When She Started Her Career

Sobhita said she received unfavorable comments during her advertising days, when she had not even stepped into the world of movies.

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Actor Sobhita Dhulipala, who was crowned Miss India Earth 2013, says she was subjected to mean comments about her complexion and face but that never deterred her from pursuing her big acting dreams.

Sobhita transitioned from modelling to acting with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s 2016 thriller Raman Raghav 2.0. Post the Vicky Kaushal-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer, she went on to star in films like Moothon, Major, Kurup and Mani Ratnam’s two -part Tamil epic Ponniyin Selvan.

In an interview with indianexpress.com, Sobhita said she received unfavorable comments during her advertising days, when she had not even stepped into the world of movies.

"I remember...I was told many times that I'm not 'gori' (fair) enough...I was told to my face that I'm not pretty enough," she added. Sobhita further said she realised that people's idea of what makes one "pretty" was "narrow," she told Indian Express.

Sobhita Dhulipala was most recently seen in Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 2. While the film garnered great numbers at the global box office, Sobhita's part was quite limited as she was cast alongside the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Trisha and Aishwarya Lekshmi. 

“I think I've had opportunities in my career where I got to frontline a show, and I've got a very small part in a very crowded talent pool, like a PS. I've been part of different kinds of environments and I like it all. I think variety is something all actors thrive on. I'm not too hellbent on being this overnight diva, star. I don't feel that attached. I want to have a meaningful, long career where I get to do various characters and I want to do them well,” Sobhita said in an interview with Bollywood Hungama.

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