Many of us dream to live a life just like our favorite celebrities and this is because we all love their glamorous and classy lifestyle. Bollywood industry looks full of life and fun from outside and what inside is far behind your imagination.
There is a saying that every coin has two sides and hence it also applies to this Bollywood industry which has another face too.
Behind this glittery and shiny image, there are some secrets of this Bollywood industry that shows its dark side which is coated in glamour and artificial glory:
DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM
Our society still suffers from a colonial hangover which discriminates on the basis of skin tone. The color bias is so ingrained in our country that even the most influential sections like film fraternity have fallen for this. Many talented actors with dark skin tone have faced a lot of difficulties in getting work. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bipasha Basu, Manoj Bajpai, Dhanush, are few examples who have faced this discrimination.
The life of Bollywood stars seems full of life from outside but this is not true. Everyone has problems in their life and so does our Bollywood stars. Depression is a common state of mind these days due to workload, unbalanced personal life etc. Bollywood actors like Deepika Padukone, Ileana D Cruz, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan have suffered from depression inspite of their successful careers.
BOLLYWOOD STARS BOUGHT AWARDS
In an interview, Rishi Kapoor admitted that he paid 30000 to get an award for the best actor for the film Bobby in 1974.
I know, this is not happening at all, but unfortunately, it is true.
Many actors have shared their own experiences of the casting couch. Getting an entry in Bollywood is not an easy thing. This is the dark side of our Bollywood industry where newcomers have been exploited to get a role in movies.
Many stars like Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Kangana Ranaut, Tisca Chopra have shared their experiences of being a part of this casting couch.
Drug and alcohol addiction
Over the years, we have known many actors who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Sanjay Dutt, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor have been known for their addiction to coke.
ACTORS CHEATED ON THEIR PARTNERS
Many actors when they entered Bollywood were already married. While shooting with their co-actors, they fell in love with them and had an extramarital affair. Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dharmendra are few examples who have cheated on their partners.
LOST VIRGINITY AT AN EARLY AGE
There are many Bollywood actors who have confessed that they lost their virginity at an early age. Ranbir Kapoor at 15 and Ranveer Singh at 12. Oh lord, they were too desperate to explore.