‘Anupamaa’ Actress Rupali Ganguly Reveals Her Father Had To Sell Their House After A Film With Dharmendra Got Delayed
It’s so easy to see actors and wonder how their lives are so sorted and glamorous. And that’s not all, the fact is that we often envy these actors but the fact is that to get where they are today wasn’t an easy journey for them. Everyone has their fair share of struggles even when it doesn’t seem that way. We’ve seen our favourite television character Anupamaa struggle for her rights and now, the actress, Rupali Ganguly has opened up about her real-life struggles. In a recent interview, the actress opened up about facing adversities growing up and revealed that her father, filmmaker Anil Ganguly had to sell his house after a film he was doing with Dharmendra got delayed. She also shared some of her father’s struggles and how there was a time when he stayed on the footpath.
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In a conversation with Pinkvilla, Rupali Ganguly shared that her father faced a lot of struggles as a filmmaker and after one of his films with actor Dharmendra got delayed, they had to sell their house. The actress shared that back in the day people would sell their houses to make movies or sell it if a film flops and that’s what happened with them too. Sharing that her father’s USP was making films fast, the Sarabhai vs Sarabhai actress said that the film got delayed and took 3 to 4 years to complete which took a toll on their family and resulted in a massive loss. She further shared that her father had made the film Saaheb in just 40 days. Rupali Ganguly’s father Anil Ganguly worked with Dharmendra in the film Dushman Devta which was released in 1991. The film featured actors Dimple Kapadia, Aditya Pancholi, Sonam, Gulshan Grover, Jankidas and Shreeram Lagoo. The music for the film was composed by the late musician Bappi Lahiri.
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Rupali Ganguly also revealed some major struggles her father faces as a filmmaker and to become one as well. Sharing that he struggled a lot, the actress said that he ran away from Kolkata to come to Mumbai and spent his initial days living on the footpath. She further added that later her father shared a room with Jagjit Singh and others, who were all struggling together at the time. Speaking about her childhood and upbringing, the Anupamaa actress shared that she had a ‘very grounded middle-class upbringing’. Recalling moments from her childhood, the actress said that as kids, they would go to the sets of their father’s films after returning from school and during their vacations and they were made to stand as extras in shots.
Well, guess we all have our struggles. We’re glad the actress spoke up about her father’s hardships and gave us titbits of her childhood and upbringing. TBH, her childhood on the film sets sounds great fun!