Lauren Gottlieb on leaving India despite rising Bollywood fame: ‘I knew it was the biggest risk’

Last Update: 14 July 2022 at 10:20 PM IST

Lauren Gottlieb made her Bollywood debut with Remo D’Souza’s ABCD 2013 (Image: Instagram/@laurengottlieb)

Lauren Gottlieb reveals that several reasons forced her to leave. She confessed that she was no longer ‘happy’ and continued to ‘spiral’.

When Lauren Gottlieb Started Bollywood With ABCD in 2013, she was already a dance sensation in Hollywood. Nine years later, former So You Think You Can Dance contestant and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa decided to take a break from stardom and instead focus on her own well-being.

While talking to Maniesh Paul on her podcast, Lauren revealed that several reasons forced her to leave and she just wasn’t ‘happy’ and kept doing ‘spirals’. “I was rising to fame, but the more I spiraled. I knew the biggest risk was to let it all go, but I believed in myself so much that I knew if I worked on myself and If I feel mentally healthy, I will be back,” she said.

Speaking about her struggle with depression on set, she said that she felt the need to ‘quit’ despite being ‘great on set’. “I was always so focused. But there were so many things on set that were out of my control. I had to let all that go. I knew I needed to leave because I wanted an acting school and I needed therapy It was,” she recalled.

He said that he does not feel that he is a part of the rat race in Bollywood and is happy for the people who are doing well as dancers in the industry. his home country and . cultural difference between India was also a major reason why he decided to take a break. “I decided to leave. It took everything away from me. I was walking down the aisle with the cultural barrier and the language barrier, and the Indian way of coming up and asking for ‘one photo, one photo’, and that There is never a photo,” she said. She also realized that as an American who likes the ‘hard and honest truth,’ stealing the truth at work would bog her down.

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