Actress Rupali Ganguly, known for her role in Anupamaa, candidly shared her family’s financial hardships arising from her father’s film failures. Anil Ganguly, a renowned filmmaker, faced a crisis after the lackluster performance of his film Dushman Devta, starring Dharmendra. The financial fallout was severe, forcing them to sell off belongings, mortgaging homes, and dealing with bankruptcy.
In a recent interview with Mashable India, Rupali reflected on the challenging times when she had to walk almost 15 km from Worli to Prithvi Theatre due to the financial strain on her family. The setbacks triggered diabetes in her father, emphasizing the toll it took on their lives.
Rupali delved into her theatrical beginnings, recounting her first play, Atmakatha, at Prithvi Theatre, produced by Dinesh Thakur. Despite receiving only Rs 50 for her efforts, she persisted, walking from Worli to Juhu to save money.
Her journey in the television industry has been marked by resilience. From her acclaimed role as Monisha Sarabhai in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai to the lead in Anupamaa, Rupali has become one of the most successful TV stars. Following the monumental success of Anupamaa, she became the highest-paid TV star, doubling her remuneration from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per episode. Rupali’s story is a testament to overcoming adversity and achieving success in the face of financial struggles.