It’s all scripted. One day, Suresh Kumar will be a Bollywood star, standing under a giant poster of his newest hit, with his security guards pushing back the hordes of fans reaching out to touch him. But that’s still in the future. Until then, Suresh will lay the plates and clear the tables, knowing that he’s destined for a greater role. Every dish is served with a snappy dialogue from the latest blockbusters. And every day comes with his favourite Dudhia Kebab, each mouthful of which allows Suresh to dream as we root for him, hustling in the big city, waiting for his big break, ready for the big time.
Before entering the glamour world, Shahrukh Khan worked as an escort at Pankaj Udhas' concerts, earning Rs. 50 per show. He didn’t really rake in the crores then. The King of Khans, Shahrukh Khan started off humbly acting in 'Fauji' and 'Circus'. He had his Bollywood debut in 1992 with 'Deewana'. Recognized equally for having played antagonists and romantic heroes, there's nothing the King can't do.
Indian cinema would have been left deprived had fate not served this shipping executive a dose of luck and sent 'Saath Hindustani' his way. Amitabh Bachchan was a shipping executive, with multiple rejections under his belt, before making it big.
The action star of Bollywood was serving people before he started showing his moves in the big screen. Akshay Kumar worked as a chef in Bangkok, with a monthly income of Rs. 1500. And transitioned to a superstar. He has one story that grows more inspiring with every retelling.
While some actors were born with a silver spoon, there were others who had nothing but sheer talent set aside in one corner. Can you digest the fact that Boman Irani, just like our Suresh, served tables as a waiter at the legendary Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.
The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' actor has no qualms in admitting that Nawazuddin Siddiqui was a chemist for a petrochemical company, and even a watchman before getting his first break in 'Sarfarosh'.