Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty are the two most loved and adorable sister duo of Bollywood. Shilpa debuted with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s Baazigar in 1993 and received a huge round of applause for her outstanding performance. On the other hand, sister Shamita debuted through Mohabbatein in 2000 which had a multi-starrer cast including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jimmy Shergill, Jugal Hansraj, Uday Chopra, Kim Sharma and Preeti Jhangiani.
Talking about their childhood with Pinkvilla, Shilpa shared that as kids they used to fight a lot. “We used to fight a lot when we were kids. There was a time I have locked Shamita inside daddy’s cupboard. Then, when she came out, she was mata chandalini (laughs). Then we have had huge fights. She and I have fought, I have thrown a sun mica piece at her and there’s a cut on her face,” to which Shamita adds, “Imagine, she’s given me a permanent cut and people think I’ve a temper.”
Shilpa also admitted that she felt insecure with Shamita’s debut in Mohabbatein and said, “I always felt she’s the better looking sister, the fairer one. She’s a better actress and a dancer. So I’ll admit this for the first time on this show that when she debuted, I did feel that nobody would give me work anymore after that.”
Talking about her own battles, Shamita shared that she had to deal with different things and said, “In school, I was this girl who was athletic and good at sports. When I entered the film industry, it was suddenly different. It was a struggle to find my own identity. I knew about comparisons but the media was really harsh on me.”
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