Neelam Kothari Reveals Why She Left Her Acting Career At Its Peak, Adds 'When I Hit 50 I Got Very..'

In a recent conversation, Neelam Kothari opened up about her decision to leave her acting career and mentioned why she once again joined it at the age of 50.


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Neelam Kothari Reveals Why She Left Her Acting Career At Its Peak, Adds 'When I Hit 50 I Got Very..'

Popular actress, Neelam Kothari has worked in several films, including Taaqatwar, Hum Sath Sath Hain, Khudgarz, Hatya and many others during the peak phase of her career. But when she was at her peak, her acting journey took a backseat, and she moved away from the films, breaking the hearts of her fans. Yet again, she made a stunning comeback to the screens with the popular Netflix show, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives season one. Following this, she also worked in Audible's podcast series, Marvel's Wastelanders: Wolverine, lent her voice to the character of 'Jean Grey' and is gearing up for the third season of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.

Neelam Kothari mentions her acting journey was a rollercoaster ride

In a conversation with ANI, Neelam Kothari talked about her journey in the field of acting. The acting queen in the 80s and 90s mentioned that she has seen almost all phases of her career. From being fortunate enough to bag pretty roles in big films to leaving her acting career behind to join her family business to again making a return, Neelam said that her journey was a roller coaster ride. In Neelam's words:

“My journey has been like a know, I saw a big start in the 80s and 90s, then, you know, I left the industry. And then I started my own business, my family's jewellery business and then I came back with a bang with 'Fabulous Lives'. It's been incredible. I am very fortunate to have these opportunities come my way. So, my journey in a nutshell, I would just say that it's been a roller coaster ride. I have seen ups and downs as well. I've seen everything."

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Neelam reveals she quit acting at the peak of her career as she thought her shelf life was over

Going further into the conversation, Neelam admitted the real reason behind her leaving the industry. The gorgeous actress revealed how she thought her shelf life in cinema was over, and thus, she took a break from the acting profession. However, it is noteworthy that after departing from her acting career, she made a remarkable place in the field of jewellery design.

In the same conversation, Neelam then further mentioned that people remember her as the top actress because she left at the peak of her career. She admitted to never fizzling out during her then-ongoing acting profession. However, Neelam also revealed that when he turned 50, she was already done with her day-to-day life despite making a name for herself after joining her family jewellery business. Finally, in 2020, she stepped back into the film line, proving that age doesn't matter. She revealed:

"I'll be honest...I left the industry because I thought my shelf life was over. And honestly, when I hit 50 I got very complacent, just going to the office and coming back home being a mom, being a wife and being a working mom. And all of a sudden, you know, I'm back, you know, with a it shows age is just a number. I left when I was at the top and I feel that that's how people have sort of somehow remembered me also because I didn't fizzle out."

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Neelam Kothari once slammed netizens for calling Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives staged

The popular web series, Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives featured Neelam Kothari alongside Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey, and Seema Sajdeh in both the first and second seasons, making it a must-watch. However, since its premiere, netizens have never stopped calling it scripted. Thus, Neelam once had addressed them in an interview with Pinkvilla. She bared her heart out, explaining how her show is something that has come out from the four ladies authentically. Thus, according to her, the show can never be staged or fabricated. She also slammed those who criticised it and mentioned that people would have problems with whatever is being done on the internet.

What do you think about Neelam Kothari's revelation regarding leaving her acting career mid-way and finally returning again? Let us know!

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