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Shilpa Shetty Kundra says that she turned down huge offers in Hollywood.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra claims she was invited to feature in a major Hollywood movie during her 14-year hiatus from Hindi cinema, but she declined because she was hesitant to change gears so radically.

Shilpa’s last full-fledged Bollywood film came in 2007 when she starred in Dharmendra’s ‘Apne’ and filmmaker Anurag Basu’s ‘Life in a Metro.’ In the same year, she won a British reality TV show, which catapulted her to international fame.

Despite the fact that her Hindi film appearances grew increasingly rare, with cameos in films like ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Dostana,’ the actor stated she continued to obtain extremely fantastic parts, including a Hollywood offer.

“My kid was furious with me because I had been offered huge roles in Hollywood but turned them down. It’s not my cup of tea to simply leave Mumbai and relocate to Los Angeles “In an interview, the 46-year-old actor revealed.

Shilpa is happily married to Raj Kundra, a businessman, and they have two children, Viaan and Samisha.

Though the performer considers it a missed chance, she is pleased to stay in the Hindi film business for the time being and would transfer to the other side if an opportunity arises once her children reach a particular age.

“I know exactly what I want. Working here is a joy for me. It’s a missed chance, but I’m content with what I have. I’d be miserable if I had to abandon my family and make such a big change.

“It’s far too much to offer, and I’m not sure I was prepared for it.” Maybe when my kids are 15, I’ll (think) if I still look like this!” she continued.

The performer, who made her acting debut at the age of 17 in the Abbas-Mustan thriller ‘Baazigar,’ claimed it was a purposeful decision to reduce her workload.

“I had reached a point of saturation, as many artists do. People began offering me similar parts after ‘Life in a Metro’ and ‘Apne.’ “I remained away and took that break because they weren’t really fascinating,” she explained. Her personal life also influenced her decision to take a sabbatical. Shilpa claimed she was looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life in the late 2000s, and that she had decided not to work for a while until she had children.

“It wasn’t long until I had Viaan.” I had determined that when I had my first child, I would devote all of my time to him or her. I was informed that a child’s first seven years are crucial since they are very impressionable. As a result, I was able to meet that deadline. My family was, is, and will continue to be my first priority.”

‘Dhadkan,’ ‘Phir Milenge,’ and ‘Dus,’ among her film titles, claimed she now has meticulously planned shooting schedules.

“That is why it took me 14 years to finally say yes (to a film). My kid is now nine years old, and I believe he no longer requires my assistance. My daughter is one of them. But I’m grateful to be able to say yes to only a few things that I truly want to accomplish and to be able to maintain a healthy balance between my personal and professional lives “she continued.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is ready to return to the big screen in ‘Hungama 2’, her next comic film. The film, directed by Priyadarshan, will be distributed on the OTT platform.