Shefali Jariwala Reveals She Took Home ₹7000 For Her Iconic Song “Kaanta Laga”

Mohnish Singh |May 17, 2020

Shefali Jariwala entered showbiz by featuring in the music video Kaanta Laga, which went on to become a huge chartbuster in the year 2002.

Shefali Jariwala entered showbiz accidentally. She had never thought of becoming an actress, but as they say that if something is meant to happen, it will happen no matter how. Shefali Jariwala was studying engineering when director duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru spotted her outside college and gave her the offer to feature in the music video of the Kaanta Laga remix.

The song went on to become a huge hit and topped the charts for several months. Its humongous popularity made Shefali Jariwala a household name across the country, with several people still knowing her as the famous ‘Kaanta Laga’ girl. After the huge success of the song, the actress decided to make her career in the entertainment industry.

Shefali Jariwala
Shefali Jariwala was last seen in Bigg Boss 13

Talking to a publication, Shefali Jariwala revealed that she did the song because she wanted to see herself on television. She said that she was in college when the opportunity came knocking at her door. But since she came from a family of academicians, her parents told her to focus on her studies. However, she wanted to do the song because she was getting paid for it. The actress revealed that she earned ₹7,000 for doing the song.

Shefali Jariwala went on to add that her father was not in favour of it. He was completely against it. So first, he took her mom into confidence and then, they both convinced her father. The song turned out to be such a hit that it was like a fairy-tale for her. It changed her life completely.

Several years after she became an overnight sensation with ‘Kaanta Laga’, Shefali Jariwala participated in the immensely popular dance reality show Nach Baliye 5 with her then boyfriend and now husband Parag Tyagi.

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