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When Sonam Kapoor Rejected A Top Modelling Offer For Saawariya

"One of my friends was a make-up artist, so I just went for her party, just for fun! Nobody took pictures of me at that point. And I have Atul walking up to me and saying, 'Do you want to model?'," said Sonam

  | October 20, 2016 18:41 IST (Mumbai)
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Highlights

  • Sonam Kapoor made her debut in Bollywood with Saawariya
  • She was also assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the time
  • Sonam was last seen in Neerja, produced by photographer Atul Kasbekar
Actress Sonam Kapoor says she turned down a modelling offer by ace photographer producer Atul Kasbekar to pursue a career in acting.
Sonam, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, forayed into Bollywood with Ranbir Kapoor in 2007 with Saawariya.
During an appearance on an episode of Vogue BFFs, she said: "I remember it was at a party which was for a cosmetic company, in 2006, I think. This tall person walks up to me -which is Atul - and he's like, 'Oh my God, do you want to model?' I had just started acting in Saawariya. And I wasn't out at all, publicly, because my parents had kept me away from the press and the paparazzi and everything."
"So nobody knew what I looked like or anything," the Khoobsurat star added. "One of my friends was a make-up artist, so I just went for her party, just for fun! Nobody took pictures of me at that point. And I have Atul walking up to me and saying, 'Do you want to model?' So I told him, 'I am already acting in a movie'."
To that, Atul told her: "Ok, good, good."
The actress, who is known for her fashion sense and brazen honesty, has made a place for herself in Bollywood with films like Neerja, Raanjhana, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
The episode will air on Saturday on Colors Infinity.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 
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