Sanjeeda Shaikh Says She Didn't Get Roles For Being 'Too Pretty', Netizen Says, 'Humble Bragging...'

Sanjeeda Shaikh revealed that she missed out on good roles because she was 'too pretty'. Netizens then ask how Aishwarya Rai got opportunities.


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Sanjeeda Shaikh Says She Didn't Get Roles For Being 'Too Pretty', Netizen Says, 'Humble Bragging...'

Sanjeeda Shaikh is a prominent name in Indian showbiz. While she started her career in acting with television soap operas, she later ventured into films, with her first major role being in the 2016 film, Taish, co-starring Harshvarddhan Rane. The actress, who has been in the industry for more than 20 years, was most recently seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. 

Sanjeeda Shaikh says she was not offered roles for being ‘too pretty’

During a candid conversation on News18 Showsha about her character ‘Waheeda’ in Heeramandi, Sanjeeda admitted to being stereotyped as “too pretty”. When the host inquired if the actress had ever felt insecure about beauty or vanity, she revealed that there were moments when she would feel insecure about her beauty as she would miss out on roles for being pretty. In her words:

“I did feel insecure about being pretty when I did not get the role. There were times when they would say that you are ‘too pretty’, so you won’t be getting this part.”

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Netizens react to Sanjeeda Shaikh’s statement

A user shared this particular part of the interview on Reddit. Soon, other Redittors started expressing their thoughts on Sanjeeda’s revelations. One user said, “Model and miss world ko Bollywood m kam milta hai.” Another one pointed out, “Even Kriti Sanon and Dia Mirza said the same thing in their interviews...weirdly, I've never heard Aish ever talking like this. In fact, she's a firm yet humble woman” A third netizen mentioned, “Gori hai bas khoobsurat utni bhi nhi hai yr.”

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When Sanjeeda Shaikh spoke about not sharing everything about her personal life with the media

While Sanjeeda is riding on the success of her recent project, the same cannot be said about her personal life. The actress who was previously married to Amir Ali, parted ways with him in 2021. Recently, in an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Sanjeeda spoke at length about how she keeps her personal life out of the limelight and mentioned that her daughter gives her strength. In her words:

“I am not somebody who would talk about every small thing on social media or call the media home and talk about what is happening in my life. I have my people to talk about; I don’t need cameras for that. I have my family: my mother, my brother, and my daughter. My daughter is too young, but today, she is a four-year-old who understands everything. My child has been a blessing in my life and has given me so much strength.”

Sanjeeda Shaikh thanked people who aren’t her friends anymore

Previously, in an interview with Galatta Plus, Sanjeeda shared how many of her friends distanced themselves when the actress was going through a very challenging phase in her life. She mentioned that these experiences teach a lot and thanked them for not being in her life. Sanjeeda said:

"There are people who aren't my friends anymore. I should just send love to them for not being in my life anymore because I am better without them. I am so happy now. These are the experiences in life that teaches you. You don't need so many people. It's good what they did to me."

What do you think of Sanjeeda Shaikh’s statement about missing out on roles for her beauty?

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