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Shilpa Shetty says she refused ‘major stuff’ in Hollywood: ‘I wasn’t ready to shift base to LA’.


During her 14 year-long sabbatical from Hindi films, actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra says she was approached to star in a major Hollywood project, which she turned down because she was unwilling to change gears “so drastically”.

Shilpa’s last full-fledged Bollywood film was in 2007, with filmmaker Anurag Basu’s Life in a Metro and the Dharmendra-starrer Apne. The same year, she also emerged as the winner of the British reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother season five, which made her a global figure.

Though her Hindi film appearances became few and far between — with cameos in films like Om Shanti Om and Dostana — the actor said she kept getting “really good parts”, including an offer from Hollywood.