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Did you know how these stars were like before they stepped in Bollywood?

Have you ever wondered what the bollywood stars looked like before they entered the industry? Of course you might have thought of it at least once. Classmates of actors get straightforward on what these stars were like before attracting so much of fame. Here are some of the facts that their classmates revealed:

Twinkle Khanna:


Navin Shenoy, a former classmate of Twinkle told Rediff, “I studied with Twinkle Khanna or Tina as she was called in standard nine at New Era High School, Panchgani (a hill station near Mumbai well-known for its boarding schools). She was good in studies and always ranked among the top 10 in our class. She used to take part in school plays. But most of the time, she kept to herself and had very few friends at school. I will never forget an incident when she got up to give her maths paper (answer sheet) to a guy in the middle of the standard ten board examinations. One of the exam invigilators caught both of them in the act and in panic, Twinkle nearly tore her answer sheet. However, the invigilator knew who she was and let her off with a warning.”

 

Deepika Padukone:


One of a former classmate of Deepika posted on Quora that, “She was my classmate at Mount Carmel College for 6 months before she moved to Bombay for OSO. She used to keep bunking classes due to her professional commitments- badminton and modelling. I think she lost a lot of attendance because of that and that’s why decided to leave college… But on the days that she used to visit college – she would come straight from the baddy court at Padukone Academy that’s down the road – she would be sweaty and still in her track pants. This is quite a big deal because MCC is like a fashion capital in Bangalore and all the girls are always dressed to the nines- a lot of them used to wear 4-5 inch heels as well, and this super model would be in black track pants with jacket and zero make-up, her hair in a braid or a ponytail.”
Ajay Devgn:


Alvina Shreekrishna, a former classmate of Ajay told Rediff, “I never thought even in my wildest dreams that Ajay Devgn — whom I knew as Vishal Devgan then — would become a superstar. We studied together at Silver Beach High School, Juhu. Though his dad was related to the movies (Veeru Devgan is a noted action director), he was like any normal guy. Coincidentally, we shared the same birth date, April 2, and would wish each other on our birthday. It was nice to be able to say ‘same to you’. He was a quiet boy but was very mischievous when the teachers were not looking. It makes me feel good that I studied with such a star.”
Anil Kapoor:


Yogesh Gupta, a former classmate of very famous Anil Kapoor, told Rediff, “I studied with Anil in Class 10 and 11 at Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, Chembur, Mumbai. In school, all of us knew that he had some filmy links but never thought that he’d reach the level he is at now. Our English teacher liked to pinch boys on the underside of their arms. And these pinches were mighty painful! In her class, Anil could be seen jumping on benches and desks to avoid her pinches. She was one of his favourites. Then, there was the time our school principal introduced an extra study week after term examinations. Students with low marks had to attend these classes after school, and the students with the highest marks would be their teachers. Anil had poor scores in Hindi and had to attend these extra studies. Since I scored the highest, I was the coach. He was very sincere in those classes. In fact, he was the one who suggested that we do spellings (the main reason for students scoring poorly in Hindi in our school).”
Vidya Balan:

Arijit Basu, a former classmate of Vidya reveals how Vidya was like to Rediff. She told, “I went to St Xavier’s College, Mumbai. I was studying Science, and she was in the Arts section. We had mutual friends and travelled by the same harbour line (train service) to college. A funny incident that happened with Vidya was when I first met her on the train. A friend introduced us and soon, Vidya and I got chatting in the first class compartment. She said her family had moved to India recently from Iraq. She gave me this real ‘dardbhari kahani’ (sad tale) of how they had lost everything in the war and had to cross several countries’ borders on a rough ride home. She even shed a tear. At the time, she had had an accident and her hand was in a cast. I was overcome by sympathy for her. Soon, when we got off, I told her if she ever needed help, I’d do my best. Later, I learnt that she was an actress, and in the television serial, Hum Paanch. The next time I met her in the train, I told her she was a great actress for having pulled the wool over my eyes so effectively! We had a good laugh.”