Shilpa Shetty On Her Bittersweet Bond With Her Sister: I Locked Shamita Inside Daddy’s Cupboard

People might think having a sibling must be very exciting, but only two sisters know how it actually is. From sharing clothes to feeling insecure, they share a bitter-sweet relationship that only matures with time.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shamita Shetty also have this love-hate relationship with each other. And in a recent interview, the sister-duo spilled how like typical siblings, they used to fight a lot.

HT reported her saying, “There was a time I have locked Shamita inside daddy’s cupboard. Then, when she came out, she was mata chandalini (laughs). Then we have had huge fights. She and I have fought, I have thrown a sun-mica piece at her and there’s a cut on her face.” Shilpa says.

Being three and a half-year apart, Shilpa shared how she was insecure of her younger sister. “My dad told me that I did feel a little left out in the first year.”

“Shamita was fairer, I had dark complexion so I was going through an insecurity phase in my life. I used to ask my mom, ‘why did you make her fair and why did you made me dark?’ At night when she would be sleeping, apparently I would go and pinch her and make her cry.”

Shilpa also confessed how she felt intimidated when she attended Shamita’s first audition. “I always felt she’s the better-looking sister, the fairer one. She’s a better actress and a dancer. So I’ll admit this for the first time on this show that when she debuted, I did feel that nobody would give me work anymore after that,” she said.

Talking about how she had to struggle from being Shilpa’s sister to having her own identity, Shamita said, “In school, I was this girl who was athletic and good at sports. When I entered the film industry, it was suddenly different. It was a struggle to find my own identity. I knew about comparisons but the media was really harsh on me.”

Here’s the full interview:

Although Shilpa and Shamita spoke about their love-hate relationship, they have always been by each other’s side. And that’s the bond that almost all siblings share.

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