Remember the little girl Gia Kapur from ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’? Child artist Jhanak Shukla who played her role and starred alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Priety Zinta is all-grown-up now at the age of 25.
Jhanak Shukla, the daughter of actress Supriya Shukla, worked in many TV shows, notably Karishma Kaa Karishma, Son Pari, and Hatim. After rising to fame, and then missing from the acting world for almost a decade, she now revealed how she already feels “retired” at the age of 25, NDTV reports. She also opened up about how and why she lost track of her acting career.
Taking an early break from films and shows at the age of 15, she said, “My retirement has already begun. My parents say that because I don’t work as much. I chill. I make soaps. I roam. I write sometimes. And I’ve done my masters so I’m like, ‘It’s okay.'”
On missing a small part of her childhood due to the nature of her work, she added, “I was not actually fed up of acting. I was 15 or 16 so I was like, ‘I have to chill now.’ Because during childhood I had worked a lot but also my parents, they made me take breaks in between. I used to even go to school on a regular basis and I did my homework and everything, it was fun but somewhere I missed a small part of my childhood. So. my parents were also like, ‘Take a break now.’ So, that’s somewhere I lost the track when it comes to acting.”
As per a report in HT, she also stated that she was an “extrovert” when she was younger, but now in her mid-twenties, she’s the “opposite” of that and loves her alone time.
While Jhanak is now an archeologist and says that loves her life, she revealed that her present life is not what she had imagined for herself as a kid. She said, “When I was small, I had in my mind that I will be 24, I will be earning a lot, I’ll be married and settled. I am 25 and not earning anything. But my parents are very supportive.”
Her future plans don’t consist of Bollywood. She eventually wishes to settle in New Zealand and live a “quiet” life working at a museum.
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