I Happily Gave Up On My Career To Marry Mahesh: Namrata Shirodkar!

The bold yet happy choice the former actress made!

She was the former Miss India and she was becoming the next big thing in Bollywood. But, she decided to let it all go to marry the love of her life and the heartthrob of thousands of young women, Mahesh Babu. Namrata Shirodkar is a happy mother of two now and is extremely content about her 14-year marital journey with the superstar.

In an interview with a Daily English, Namrata was asked of she regrets giving up a flourishing career for marriage. The actress stated, “You’re right. I didn’t. I never sought roles or asked any director to sign me on. I did some really big films like Vaastav with Sanjay Dutt, Pukar with Anil Kapoor and Jab Pyar Kissi se Hota Hai with Salman Khan. But I didn’t make any effort to cash in on their success. On the other hand, my sister (actress Shilpa Shirodkar) was career-driven. I was laidback and never bothered about the box-office etc. I guess I’m making up for my own lack of interest in my career by being so keenly interested in my husband’s career.”

She further added, “There was never a burning desire to be  a top actress in the first place. I happily gave up my career to marry Mahesh. And luckily, in the 14 years of our marriage, there has never been a single moment of regret or bitterness. People find it hard to believe that we’re so happy together after all these years.”

On asking if she would be okay with her kids Gautham and Sitara becoming actors, she said that it would be too stressful for them in the industry but ultimately if that’s what they wish to do she wouldn’t stand in their way. “I don’t compromise on my motherly duties. Everything else comes later.”

Namrata is currently handling Mahesh’s professional life. On asking if the former actress takes every decision, she said, “It just seems that way. Of course, he consults me on all important matters. But Mahesh is a fiercely independent-minded individual. He respects my opinion. But that doesn’t mean he will blindly accept all my decisions.”


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