Nitanshi Goel’s Breakout Role in Laapataa Ladies

Nitanshi Goel’s performance as Phool Kumari in Kiran Rao’s Laapataa Ladies has catapulted her to instant fame. At just 16 years old, she recently received the IMDb Breakout Star STARmeter Award, cementing her place as a rising star in Bollywood.

Early Acting Career

Before her breakout role, Nitanshi had already made a name for herself as a child artist. She appeared in popular TV shows like Peshwa Bajirao, Thapki Pyar Ki, and Karmaphal Daata Shani. She also featured in notable films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Indu Sarkar, Inside Edge, and Posham Pa.

Memorable Experience with Amitabh Bachchan

Nitanshi shared a heartwarming story about working with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. During her appearance on The Ranveer Show, she recalled her first ad film in Mumbai, where she worked alongside Big B. Despite being a superstar, Amitabh Bachchan was incredibly humble and supportive.

Nitanshi recounted, “When I first came to Mumbai, my first ever ad film which I featured in, was with Amitabh Bachchan sir. He came up to me and said, ‘Chalo hum lines rehearse karte hain,’ and knelt down to rehearse the lines with me.”

Amitabh Bachchan’s Humble Gesture

What left a lasting impression on Nitanshi was Amitabh Bachchan’s gesture after a long day of shooting. Despite being tired, he spent time with the child actors, clicking selfies and making them feel special. “After pack-up, he actually sat down with all of us and clicked pictures. We hugged him as if he were our own grandfather,” Nitanshi reminisced.

Laapataa Ladies’ Success on Netflix

Laapataa Ladies, directed by Kiran Rao and co-produced by Aamir Khan, first released in theaters and later dropped on Netflix in April. The film garnered a record 13.8 million views on Netflix, outperforming even Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal. Nitanshi’s portrayal of Phool Kumari was widely appreciated, contributing to the film’s massive success.

With her impressive track record and recent accolades, Nitanshi Goel is poised for a promising career in Bollywood. Her dedication to her craft and the humility she learned from industry veterans like Amitabh Bachchan will undoubtedly guide her journey ahead.


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