Making a place in the Bollywood industry is not an easy task if you don’t have a godfather. Despite this fact, there are the majority of Bollywood biggies who made their place on their own. On the other hand, there are a few stars that despite being an expert in another field made their place slowly in the acting world. Here is the list of most popular Bollywood whoppers who worked behind the camera before making their debut on the screen.
Parineeti Chopra initially had no motive to come along Bollywood stars. She earned her triple honors degree in business, finance, and economics. Before landing to Yash Raj Films, Parineeti was a part of PR teams. She also worked in Band Baaja Baaraat in PR team. Later she was launched by the same banner in Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl along with Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma.
Vicky Kaushal is another intensifying gem who is leaving the audience stunned with each upcoming performance by him. Little did people know, he is one such struggler who worked as an Assistant Director before coming to screens? Vicky Kaushal is a pearl carved by director Anurag Kashyap. Vicky Kaushal worked as an AD in Anurag Kashyap’s Gang of Wasseypur.
Vikrant Massey is one of the most underrated talents in Bollywood industry. The actor is a trained ballet dancer. He worked with a group of Shiamak Dawar before getting a chance in Balika Vadhu. He also worked as a choreographer in television show Dhoom Machao Dhoom.
Most of us know that Sonam Kapoor was launched by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his 2007 film Saawariya. However, Sonam worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his superhit film Black. She was one of the AD’s in the film. Sonam was healthier & unfit for most of the roles at that time. Eventually, to get cast in films she lost weight and made a debut.
Arjun Kapoor is a known face when it comes to the actors who worked off-screen. Back then, Arjun was bulky and unfit. He worked as an Assistant Director in Nikhil Advani’s films Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salaam-e-Ishq. He also worked as an assistant producer in his father’s No Entry and Wanted where he met up-close to Salman Khan who trained him for making the muscular body.
Varun Dhawan is a star kid yet rare people know that he made his ways to Bollywood’s silver screen with the due struggle of becoming an actor. He worked as an Assistant Director and paid hard work off the screen on the sets of Karan Johar’s film My Name is Khan. Later Karan Johar launched him in his 2012 film Student of The Year.
Along with Varun, Sidharth also worked off the camera before his Bollywood debut. This handsome chocolaty face paid a hard work off the screen on the sets of Karan Johar’s film My Name Is Khan. Sidharth was 18 when he came to the industry.
The young & gorgeous Bhumi Pednekar worked for Yash Raj Films for 6 years as an assistant casting director with Shanoo Sharma. Later in the year 2015, she made her debut with the film “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”. She also put on a lot of weight to fit herself in the character of that film.
Despite the fact being a star kid, Harshvardhan Kapoor worked as an assistant director in Anurag Kashyap’s 2015, Bombay Velvet. The actor later made his debut in the 2017 film Mirzya. The film was written by Gulzar and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Apart from the collections, Harshvardhan made a remarkable debut.
This handsome hunk was one of the most popular before becoming an on-screen superstar. Despite being a celebrity child, Ranbeer chose to work off screen to learn skills before coming to the silver screens. He assisted his father Rishi Kapoor in his directorial Aa Ab Laut Chalen in 1999.