Actor Malaika Arora started her career as a model in the late 1990s. She was soon featured in many advertisements, album songs like Gur Naal Ishq Mitha. But the turning point in her career was when she appeared alongside the superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the hit number, Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se, which was released in 1998. The actor then went on to feature in some hit dance numbers like Maahi Ve, Rangilo Maro Dholna, Munni Badnam and more. However, during her initial days, even she shared her own ups and downs.
Going down memory lane, Malaika recalls the time when she entered modelling for quick money. "It was tough at a young age. It was very challenging. I came with no expectations. I thought it was a great opportunity to make some quick pocket money. I never realised that eventually, it will become a career,” she told IANS. She added, "From then to now, that's the good thing that how the industry has changed. That's what people need to realise. We have these conversations when girls say that they want to make a career in modelling. And their parents say, 'what rubbish you are wasting your time'. I want to tell a lot of parents. 'that don't think that you can't make a career out of it'. It's a proper full-fledged career. I have made a career out of it and so have many others.”
Malla stated modelling opens up various opportunities and avenues while calling her journey amazing despite having hits and misses.
Malaika Arora will be judging the second season of Supermodel of the Year. Sharing her excitement about judging the show, Malaika said: "We have a really amazing lineup of girls. When you do virtual auditions, you have girls coming from really small towns. Somehow it becomes difficult for girls to commute from where they are to participate. But, now because it being virtual it has made it a lot easier."
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