India is the largest producer of movies. Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood and other regional cinema industries together produce more movies than any nations in the world. The Indian film industry has seen quite a lot of new faces every passing year. The ones with a natural ability to act well have always managed to attract the fans at the best scene. It’s only because of the talent, actors and actresses carved out a reputation for themselves as successful celebrities.
Well, it doesn’t matter where and when you were born but if you are cut out for acting, then you are bound to come through with flying colours in the film industry. Apart from the movie industry, there is another thing which is being watched by millions of people all across the world and that is “Indian serials”.
TV actors were often considered less than famous movie stars, even though there is virtually no difference between Television series and movies in today’s streaming world, apart from the running time. But once, the TV actor establishes himself in the film industry, he becomes a huge success.
If this is not the apparent case, a considerable majority of the entertainers do not get paid enormously, are likely to appear on our television screens on various shows to stay in the industry. Actors and actresses in the film and serial industry are very well trained to talk about everything according to the public image they are actually trying to portray.
At times, celebrities pass comments or make remarks that are unexpected and bold. On the other hand, there are celebrities who have openly revealed their secret problems to the world. In this listicle, we will take a glimpse of the Indian celebrities who opened up their secret problems.
1. Rupali Ganguly
Rupali Ganguly is a popular Indian actress predominantly known for her work in television and theatre. The famous actress played Dr. Simran Chopra in the STAR Plus serial Sanjivani and later, played Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai VS Sarabhai.
In an interview with an entertainment portal, she revealed a secret what many did not know about her before. Anupamaa actress Rupali Ganguly opened up that she wanted to become a mother but it wasn’t that easy for her to conceive the baby.
She added that she had a major thyroid problem owing to which her fertility count went down. The actress calls her baby Rudransh (who was born in 2015) a miracle. After birth, she had to deal with weight problems and because of this, she didn’t perform many roles.
Sumona Chakravarti is a famous Indian film and TV actress. The 32-year-old Lucknow-born actress is well known for her roles in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Comedy Nights With Kapil & The Kapil Sharma Show.
Not long ago, the actress spoke about her battle with Endometriosis (a painful disorder – most commonly involves ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining pelvis) which she has been fighting since 2011. In a post on social media, the Kapil Sharma Show fame Sumona Chakravarti opened up that she has been in Stage 4 of it for a few years.
She also added that she is only talking about it to assist and inspire others. She wrote, “Did a proper workout at home after ages…Some days I feel guilty, because boredom is a privilege. I may be unemployed & yet am able to feed my family & myself. That is a privilege.
Sometimes i feel guilty. Especially when I am feeling low due to pms’in. The mood swings play havoc emotionally. Something I’ve never shared before. I have been battling endometriosis since 2011. Been in stage IV for the past few years now. A good eating habit, exercise & most importantly no stress is key to my well being. The lockdown has been emotionally hard for me. Today i worked out. Felt good. Thought ill share my feelings for whoever is reading this to understand that all that glitters is not gold.
We are all struggling with something or the other in our lives. We all have our own battles to fight. We’re surrounded by loss, pain, grief, stress, hatred. But all you need is LOVE, COMPASSION & KINDNESS. N then we’ll sail through this storm as well. P.S. sharing such a personal note wasn’t easy at all. It was way out of my comfort zone. But if this post can bring a smile or inspire in any way to even a handful of souls, then i guess it was all worth it.”
Avika Gor is an Indian actress working primarily in Telugu films and Hindi television soap operas. She is famous for playing lead characters in successful and long-running shows Balika Vadhu and Sasural Simar Ka. Some of her hit films include the likes of Uyyala Jampala, Cinema Choopistha Mava and Raju Gari Gadhi 3.
On the dark side, she had to struggle on personal issues due to weight issues. Recently she shed as many as 18 kilos and disclosed her story on social media to inspire her followers. She wrote, “I still remember one night last year, when I looked at myself in the mirror & I broke down. I didn’t like what I saw. Big arms, legs, a well earned belly. I had let go too much. If it were due to an illness (Thyroid,PCOD, etc), it would be okay because that would be out of my control.
But, it happened because I ate anything & everything, and I didn’t workout at all. Our bodies deserve to be treated well, but I didn’t respect it. As a result, I disliked the way I looked so much that I couldn’t even completely enjoy dancing (which I love) without thinking “how I must look right now”. I got so busy judging myself & feeling bad that I didn’t leave any scope for outsiders to make me feel bad. Such insecurities run in the head all the time & they make us feel tired & irritated.
Hence, I would often snap at my loved ones. Well, one fine day I decided that it was enough, and that I must evolve. Nothing changed overnight. I just started to focus on the right things… things that I should be proud of(like dancing). I kept trying to eat better & working out, and I had various setbacks. But, it was important that I didn’t stop. And my people were constantly there to guide me.”
Nakuul Mehta’s wife Jankee
Ishqbaaz actor Nakuul Mehta’s wife by the name of Jankee shared a terrible experience when their little one was diagnosed with Bilateral Inguinal Hernia and had to undergo surgery for the same. She said in a social media post that she would never talk about it but it was others who gave her courage to open up the matter. Sharing her experience further, she wrote, “Cut to the day of the surgery, the day when he turned 2 months.
Sufi behaved exactly the way we planned. He slept till the time I handed him over to the surgeon in the OT. Post the surgery, when he woke up, the next whole hour I just spoke to him on how well he did, what a champ he’s been through it all & how he needs to wait just a little bit longer for milk. I was just amazed at how this boy who needs milk every 2 hours patiently waited for 7 hours in total before getting his feed. The smile on his face after he got milk was just priceless.”
Samikssha Batnagar was seen in several Hindi serials on Star Plus and Zee TV until 2014 in both supporting and lead roles. She is one among many who financial troubles due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and also spoke about it openly to public. She told TOI, “The first lockdown led to a massive cash crunch situation.
Most of my projects crashed, so I had to take up a few time-bound roles, including my role in Hamariwali Good News, to bear the burden of my EMIs. Financially, 2020 was very difficult for me and lack of acting opportunities made it worse.” Adding further she said, “There’s no work and if it continues like this, it will be very difficult for me to sustain in Mumbai. My savings are almost over, and I am running out of cash.”
Shama Sikander is best recognised for her popular roles in TV series like Yeh Meri Life Hai and web content like the short film Sexaholic and the mini-series Maaya: Slave of Her Desires. She opened up about fighting depression and bipolar disorder in 2016 to give hope to those who were fighting the same.
Talking to news agency IANS last year, she said, “I died for five years every day thinking that I am going to die and I should die, and there is probably nothing for me to look forward to. So, I want to tell people who might feel vulnerable and helpless that you will find the light. You just have to hang in there.”