By Samrudhi Ghosh
Published July 21, 2020

Hindustan Times


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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