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Lauren Gottlieb reveals why she left India at the peak of fame: ‘I was spiralling with the cultural and language barriers…’

American dancer and actor Lauren Gottlieb revealed why she left Mumbai on the peak of her fame. Lauren, who starred within the 2013 movie ABCD: Anyone Can Dance  and took part within the sixth season of the favored actuality present Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, mentioned that there have been multitude of the explanation why she determined to depart and take a break.  She defined to Maniesh Paul on his podcast that she simply wasn’t comfortable anymore, regardless of her stardom, saying that she ‘simply saved spiralling’. Lauren additionally mentioned that the paparazzi tradition, particularly round airports aggravated her as effectively.

Lauren mentioned, “I used to be rising in fame, however the extra I used to be spiralling. I knew it was the largest threat to let all of it go, however I had a lot religion in myself that I knew if I work on myself and really feel mentally wholesome once more, I’ll come again.” Lauren defined that she was simply pushing laborious to get issues executed and that she could be depressing each time she returned from the US to India, and must remind herself that she had a contract to fulfil. “The despair time was after I was in India. I used to be nice on set, I knew that. I’m the sort of one that desires to be part of the whole lot, if I used to be booked on a film, they’d name me again for a sequel. I used to be at all times so targeted. However there have been so many issues on set that have been out of my management. I needed to let all of that go. I knew I wanted to depart, as a result of I wished appearing college and I wanted remedy.”

She mentioned that issues have been too totally different between India and the US, ‘which weighed on her’. “As a substitute of getting that weigh on me, I simply shut the whole lot down.” Lauren made it clear that she’s not in competitors with anybody, and he or she’s comfortable for others who got here in her place and did effectively. “I selected to depart. It took the whole lot from me. I used to be spiralling to date down with the cultural barrier and the language barrier, and the Indian approach of arising and asking for ‘ek photograph, ek photograph’, and that’s by no means one photograph.”

She additionally defined why she chooses to put on baseball caps even on the airport now, to keep away from eye contact with paps, else they’d come and take pictures of her. “I’d simply hold staring on the floor and that turned my consolation zone. That’s not a technique to reside.” She reiterated that there wasn’t only one factor that was a catalyst, however a number of causes, and that’s why she wanted to step away for some time. “There have been some relationships that have been beginning to break and it made no sense, as a result of they have been with individuals who introduced me right here.”

She additionally mentioned that as she was American, she ‘most popular the laborious and sincere reality’, and he or she didn’t fairly get that in India, as individuals have been giving her a number of fabricated variations at work and he or she would discover out that the reality was one thing else fully. “My mind was doing the psychological gymnastics and that’s simply not who I’m.”

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