Happy Birthday Shilpa Shetty! 12 Reasons I Love You

Happy Birthday Shilpa!  You aren’t the most talented or trained of actresses, but you are definitely one of the most loveable!  In honor of your birthday, 12 reasons that I love you, one for every two years since Baazigar. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

1. I love you because your first movie was opposite Shahrukh and you were adorable together!  Even when he was throwing you off a building.

2. I love you because you slimmed down and straightened your hair and learned how to dance (or at least fake it better) between Baazigar and your film after next, Main Khiladi Tu Anari (which is also my favorite action film of the 90s)

3. I love you because you continued to be the sexy awesome happy dancing lady in action movies for years.

4. I love you because you took a classic “street performer” number and made it sexy and confident, even though you really only knew three dance moves.


5. I love you because you weren’t afraid to be even sexier and more confident 8 years later, in one of my all time favorite item numbers


6. And even when you are surrounded by big name (well, bigg-ish name) male stars, you can still hold your own!


7.  I love you because in Phir Milenge, you not only played an HIV positive character, you played a career woman who has sex outside of marriage.

8. I love you because, a few years after that, in Life…In A Metro, you played a married woman considering an affair.

9. And I love you because you have always handled your personal life with grace, whether it was enduring racist slurs on Celebrity Big Brother UK, or your husband being accused of match-fixing in the IPL.

10.  I love you because you weren’t too proud to do an item number in the first movie you produced through your own studio.


11.  I love you because you also aren’t to proud to be in a straight up T-series music video for Mika Singh.


12.  And finally, for this song, I will always love you forever and ever.  It’s so brilliantly stupid!




7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Shilpa Shetty! 12 Reasons I Love You

  1. Shilpa acted in the below Telugu movie ‘Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya’. This is 20 years old and not a great movie to watch. But it is remembered because she acted as a mermaid.


    • My goodness she had a varied career! Shahrukh Khan murder victim, mermaid, HIV positive, all kinds of things!

      On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 7:28 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. I’ll always remember Shilpa Shetty as the lady who I thought was Preity Zinta. I always got confused between the two when I was younger. Also I remember seeing her in that Salman Khan movie where he lies to her and marries her and then she gets pregnant. She doesn’t want to keep the baby but Salman does. And she also throws a birthday party for her dog. It was a weird movie that I saw when I was maybe like 10 years old.


    • Now I have to know what this movie is! The only movie I can think of off the top of my head is Phir Milenge, where they are both HIV positive. Which doesn’t sound like this one!


      • I found it! It’s called Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar. Apparently there is a Tamil version starring Madhavan too which I think I’ve also seen on tv or somewhere 🙂


    • It would have been fun if they had brought her back in a cameo or something, like a model on the photoshoot explaining that she is friends with both Abhishek and John.

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