Sharmin Segal makes her Bollywood debut with Malaal, which is the remake of a Tamil film- 7G Rainbow Colony (2004). The young actress is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's' niece and will be seen romancing Jaaved Jaaferi's Meezaan in the film. By now, it is a known fact that Sharmin was an assistant director before she decided to pursue acting as her career. The debutante was an AD on the sets of her uncle's film Bajrao Mastani that starred Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Sharmin also worked on PeeCee's Mary Kom and she admired her a lot. She continued working as an assistant director until recently when she thought of entering Bollywood. One may assume that 'acting ka keeda' bit her recently, but it was long back when Sharmin was bitten by that bug.
Ahead of Malaal's release, BollywoodLife had tête-à-tête with Sharmin Segal where she got all candid and revealed some unknown aspects about her life and much more. She reminisced the time when she was getting inclined towards acting. The debutante, who was an AD for about three years, revealed, "I was an assistant director for about three years. Initially, I worked on Mary Kom and then Bajirao Mastani. Since then, I had this 'chaska' for acting. I was very chubby in school, fat to be precise. I was double of what I am now, during my school days."
Sharmin further revealed how people would poke fun at her in school because of her weight. "In school, I never wanted to be fat because people used to make a lot of fun of me. Like, they would throw chits on me and I would cry. I aspired to be a doctor before I took up a theatre in my 11th standard. So, when I started doing theatre, they made gave me a guy's role for a particular play."
"I was given the role of a sidekick- the guy who is fat and made fun of. There were three boys in my school who would rag me a lot and make fun of me. While performing on the stage, I was looking at the audience where I saw those three boys laughing at me. It was at the moment I realised they were not laughing at 'Moti Sharmin', but at the character. This was exactly the moment when my acting ka 'chaska' started," she adds.
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As much as Sharmin's story seems inspiring to us, it also disgusts to know how people judged her on the basis of her size. What are your thoughts about it? Tweet to us @bollywood_life and let us know.
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