April 07, 2020
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"I'd have loved to be..." A column on the alternate aspirations of celebrities

Afterthoughts
Afterthoughts
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If I was not an actress, I would have been into business. My friends laugh at me when I tell them this simply because they cannot relate me with it. But I insist that if I was not into films, I would have probably been working in my dad’s company—he has his own factory which supplies pilfer-proof bottle caps and other such related items to pharmaceutical companies. Earlier it was also into fabrication but we stopped manufacturing when the steel prices started soaring.

I think I would have made a really bad businesswoman, but it would have been my foremost option. When I was in school, I dreamt of pursuing something entirely different—I wanted to be a volleyball coach. I was forever playing volleyball. No wonder I turned out to be the tallest girl in the class. Once in college, volleyball went for a toss. Beauty contests were "in" those days, and I seriously started thinking of a career in modelling.

I participated in a couple of beauty contests and, believe it or faint, I was rejected all the time. Thankfully, films happened and things changed for the better. Today, the very people who rejected me want me to judge their beauty contests.

(As told to Rohini Iyer)

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