Entertainment

By Samrudhi Ghosh
Published July 21, 2020

Hindustan Times

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Stars who gave up careers to enter films

started out as an assistant casting director and auditioned Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and others

Bhumi Pednekar

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Bhumi made her Bollywood debut with Dum Laga Ke Haisha in 2015

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worked in the marketing and public relations department of Yash Raj Films before entering Bollywood

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti made her debut with a supporting role in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl

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worked as a copywriter with major advertising agencies after studying in the US

Ranveer Singh

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Ranveer quit his job to become an actor with Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010

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worked as an investment banker before switching to films

Soha Ali Khan

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Soha made her debut with Dil Maange More in 2004

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was a media planner before giving it up to become a model and then an actor

John Abraham

gave up a promising career as a radio jockey to try his luck in films. He made his Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor in 2012

Ayushmann Khurrana

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