Every one of us has role models, mentor, that we tend to follow and grow up like.Bollywood’s greatest stars share their role model stories.Let’s have a look below:
1)Shah Rukh Khan – Dilip Kumar:
Shah Rukh Khan, the king of Bollywood, is himself a massive star of the veteran star Dilip Kumar(one of his many role models).He was quoted saying,“Even words like ‘icon’ are very less for him. He is the forefather, the pillar of the film industry. Amongst the last few posts left”.The actor has been a huge inspiration for him, and SRK is said to pay regular visits to him.
2)Amitabh Bachchan – Dilip Kumar
The living legend, Amitabh Bachchan, is another great fan of Dilip Kumar. The two actors have been close to each other for a while now, and have shared stories of their closeness on several occasions.BigB said in an interview,“I have admired his performances, for to me they have remained beyond any fault. I have admired his intellect and the way he has translated that into his work. And I have admired his clarity of speech in whichever language he speaks”.No doubt Dilip Kumar has a huge fan following in Bollywood itself.
3)Priyanka Chopra – Madhuri Dixit:
Priyanka is one of the most known actresses in the world and with her Hollywood debut, she has got a huge fan following across the globe.Many young girls look up to her as their inspiration. But did you know that PeeCee’s greatest inspiration the legendary actress Madhuri Dixit?She is said to have always looked up to her as one of her many role models and even paid a magnificent tribute to the actress during Filmfare awards, and performed some of Madhuri’s biggest hits with great panache.
4)Ranveer Singh – Govinda:
Ranveer Singh, the most energetic actors in Bollywood, is a die hard fan of Govinda.They both did a movie together called,”Kill Dil,” during the promotions of which, Ranveer said “I am probably one of his biggest fans. I have seen his films — some of them more than 50 times”. Is Govinda the secret of his energy?
5)Alia Bhatt – Kareena Kapoor
Alia is a young budding actor and is already considered to be the next Kareena Kapoor, because of her similar looks and attitude.But Alia has stated that no one can replace Kareena in Bollywood and the fact that she inspired her to become an actress during her childhood days. They both worked together in “Udta Punjab, Kaif” and Alia shared that it has been the most memorable of all shoots to work alongside her Role Model.
6)Jacqueline Fernandez -KatrKaif:
Jacqueline Fernandez looked up to Katrina before entering Bollywood and treats her something like a role model.She was quoted saying that “Over the years, she has achieved a lot. When I had first come here (B-Town), she was like an example. It was like, ‘If Katrina can do it, I can do it too.’ She was and still is an inspiration for a lot of people who have come from outside India”.
7)Deepika Padukone: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Deepika is a complete fangirl of the superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.“I definitely look up to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as a strong role model and the fact that she had always been my inspiration is not hidden. I have loved her from childhood days, watching and admiring her advertisements, her Miss World triumph and everything else. If by God’s grace, my career shapes up even 1 percent of what Ash did with her work, I would be blessed,” asserted Deepika.
By Manasi Kulkarni