SRK’s Kal Ho Naa Ho co-star Jhanak Shukla is all grown up now, says she feels ‘retired at the age of 25’

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Jhanak Shukla, fondly remembered as the baby artiste who performed Gia Kapoor in Kal Ho Naa Ho and the robotic in TV present Karishma Kaa Karishma, feels she has “already retired” as she “isn’t earning anything.” The former actor has revealed, in a video by Brut India, why she give up appearing, regardless of enjoying a number of memorable roles in the early 2000s.

“I’ve already retired, that’s what my parents say because I don’t work as such. I chill. I make soaps. I roam. I write sometimes. And I’ve done my masters so I’m like, “It’s okay,” Jhanak mentioned in the video.

She added had she continued appearing, she would’ve missed out main a traditional life. “I was an extrovert because I had a lot of exposure. Now, I’m the opposite. I’m very silent. After a point of time, I was like, ‘Okay, too many people approach me.’ I enjoyed that also. But, sometimes I felt I needed my space. Had I been acting now, I would actually mind, because I like walking on streets. So, that would’ve been very difficult,” she shared.

Jhanak, daughter of actor Supriya Shukla, made her first display look at the age of seven in 2003 romance-drama Kal Ho Naa Ho, sharing display house with actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan and Sushma Seth. She performed Zinta’s youthful step-sister, who fights for acceptance from her grandmother (Seth).

Even months earlier than Kal Ho Naa Ho, Jhanak had already grow to be a family identify by enjoying the lead function in Star Plus’ present Karishma Kaa Karishma, an Indian remake of American sequence Small Wonder.

The actor was additionally was seen in TV reveals Son Pari and Hatim too and later in 2006 thriller Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante, starring late Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, earlier than she left it all to stay a life away from the archlights.

“I was not actually fed up of acting. I was 15-16, so I was like, ‘I have to chill now.’ I had worked a lot during childhood. But my parents made me take breaks in between. I used to go to school on a regular basis and I did my homework and everything. It was fun, but somewhere I missed a small part of my childhood. So, my parents also told me, ‘Take a break now.’ That’s somewhere I lost the track of acting. And I started finding History interesting. I’m an archeologist,” Jhanak mentioned.

All of 25 now, Jhanak revealed that she may not be incomes something proper now however she is content material with life. “When I was small, I had in my mind that when I’ll be 24, I’ll be earning a lot. I’ll be married and settled well. I’m 25 and I’m not earning anything. But my parents are very supportive. They’re like, ‘Chill till you know what you want to do.’ I know what I want. I need money, that’s the problem for even doing something what I want (laughs).”

Jhanak concluded by revealing that she needs to work in a museum in New Zealand and later settle in the nation.

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