Indian actress Shefali Jariwala, who was shot to fame for superhit remix song Kaanta Laga, has revealed she was paid just Rs 7,000 for the song that went hell popular worldwide.
In a recent interview, Shefali said she was studying engineering when director duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru spotted her outside college and offered her the music video of the Kaanta Laga remix. With its success, she became a household name and decided to pursue a career in showbiz.
Shefali credited Kaanta Laga for her success, and revealed that her father was initially against her doing the song. “I was in college then and I come from a family of academicians, so my parents told me to focus on my studies. But I wanted to do it because I was getting paid for it. I earned Rs 7,000 from that song, and I wanted to see myself on TV,” she said.
Though Shefali was keen to take up the offer, her father was not in favour of it. “My father was completely against it. So first, I took my mom into confidence and then, we both convinced my father. And that song turned out to be such a hit that it was like a fairytale for me. It changed my life completely,” she said.
After a few music videos, Shefali participated in Nach Baliye 5 with her then boyfriend (now husband) Parag Tyagi. The couple returned as wild card entries in Nach Baliye 7.
Most recently, Shefali was seen as a wild card entry in the popular reality show Bigg Boss 13. She made headlines for her fights with friend-turned-foe Asim Riaz.