Rupali Ganguly Recalls How She Was Auditioned 9 Times Before Getting Her 1st Role 22 Years Ago

As Rupali Ganguly completed 22 years in the industry, she recalled her experiences of her 1st audition for the role in her first TV show, 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin'.


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Rupali Ganguly Recalls How She Was Auditioned 9 Times Before Getting Her 1st Role 22 Years Ago

Television actress, Rupali Ganguly began her acting career at age seven in her father's film, Saaheb, in 1985. Following this, she had also acted in two more films as a teenager. Finally, she appeared in a full-fledged TV show, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, in 2000. However, she rose to fame with her role as 'Monisha Sarabhai' in the serial, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai. Since then, she has never looked back and given one after the other hit performances in many serials. Currently, she is working as the protagonist in the popular Television show, Anupamaa.

For the unversed, Rupali is happily married to her businessman husband, Ashwin K Verma. Together, the couple is blessed with a baby boy, Rudransh. Recently, the stunning actress penned a long note revealing her experiences from her goofed-up audition for her first television show, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, and it's simply unmissable.

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On November 22, 2022, Rupali took to her IG handle and shared a throwback video clip from her first television show, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin. The video clip featured the younger version of Rupali performing her role with utmost beauty and charming cuteness. Along with it, Rupali penned how she had to audition 9 times before she was finally cast in the role. Elaborating on her experiences, she wrote:

"My journey in television began 22 years back. “Dil hai ki Maanta Nahi” aired on September 5th 2000. Walked from worli to andheri for the audition which I goofed up… after hearing the role, I then pleaded with this first time director with a maha attitude @rajan.shahi.543 to please give me a second chance… after much pleading he gave in … I doubt he had any hopes from me so after a disinterested look on his face for my first scene, to probably thinking I could have potential and giving me another scene to variate and then another and another…auditioned for about 9 scenes till he was convinced to cast me."

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Further, on the same note, Rupali talked about her sabbatical and how she made her comeback on television with her serial, Anupamaa directed by the same director as her debut show's one, Rajan Shahi. Thanking him for giving her a chance twice and all her fans for loving each of her characters, she added:

"Then my sabbatical happened. Socha bhi nahi tha ki itni jaldi I will restart my tv ka safar … and that too with my first director! Thank u Rajanji, for introducing me as an actor then and reintroducimg me again after 20 years as your “Anupamaa”. Thank u for all the love you have given me for all my characters Anupamaa Monisha Simran Sukanya Anjali Priya Gayatri Roshni Sujata Pinky."

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Earlier, in a candid conversation with News18, Rupali Ganguly had revealed how she successfully could return to television when her son, Rudransh was a munchkin and needed utmost care. She lauded her hubby, Ashwin for being the pillar of strength and always supporting her as a doting hubby. However, Rupali mentioned that her hubby wanted at least one parent to be around Rudransh during his growing-up days. Rupali could be quoted as saying:

“I am blessed that I have a husband who is so supportive. He has taken early retirement and moved from America. He said our child needs one parent. I never left my child with the house help. I didn’t. Not that they are bad. I had a wonderful girl as a caretaker. They are family to me. But I have never actually left my child for work. My husband is very supportive. He believes that our child needs at least one parent. He has been there with Rudransh. He is his mother and father both. I, as a mother, probably have failed. But he has been a father and a mother to my son and a fantastic one.”


Isn't Rupali's journey inspirational?

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