Leaving the glamorous world of Bollywood isn’t easy. You get so much used to the limelight that stepping out of it is one of the most difficult things to do. In the times, when the actors and actresses are ready to do anything to stay in the limelight, here are 10 celebs who showed courage and stepped out of Bollywood:
Celebrities Who Quit Bollywood & Left The Limelight For A Different Life
1. Tanushree Dutta
Tanushree Dutta, who was first seen in Aashiq Banaya Aapne, was last seen in the 2010 movie – Apartment.
Asin, who became quite popular with her performance in movies like Ghajini and Khiladi 786, left the film industry as she got married. She was last seen in the 2015 movie – All Is Well!
Imran Khan, yes the chocolaty boy, decided to give up his acting career after his 2015 film, Katti Batti. In 2018, he directed a short film, Mission Mars: Keep Walking India but has kept himself away from the limelight.
4. Uday Chopra
Even after being part of popular movies like Mohabbatein and the Dhoom franchise, Uday Chopra has decided to stay away from the limelight. He was last seen in Dhoom 3 in the year 2013.
5. Zaira Wasim
Zaira Wasim had a successful stint in Bollywood. With three successful films like Dangal, Secret Superstar, and The Sky Is Pink, no one could have imagined that she would quit the glamorous world of Bollywood so quickly. In 2019, she cited religious reasons behind her decision to quit.
6. Twinkle Khanna
After a series of unsuccessful movies at the box office, Twinkle Khanna made her last appearance in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega way back in 2001. She quit her acting career and became a writer and producer. She co-produced a few films until 2018.
7. Sahil Khan
Sahil Khan debuted with Sharman Joshi in the movie Style. He had a 10-year career in Bollywood. He turned into a fitness entrepreneur after his last film, Ramaa: The Saviour in 2010.
8. Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta took a break from her acting career after a series of failures at the box office. She was last seen on the big screen in 2018. She has been a successful businesswoman, with multiple teams under her portfolio.
9. Sana Khan
After breaking up with the choreographer Melvis Louis, Sana Khan quit the entertainment industry for her religious beliefs. Sana Khan was last seen in Bigg Boss and Jai Ho.
10. Mayuri Kango
We all remember Papa Kehte Hain actress Mayuri Kango. But do you know she left Bollywood to pursue a marketing career? In 2009 she made a decision to quit Bollywood and build her marketing career. With sheer determination, she climbed the career ladder and, is now working as Google India industry head.
As these actors created a life out of Bollywood, let us know if you missed anyone!