Namratha Shirodkar made her screen debut in 1995 in a film titled Purab Ki Laila…Paschim Ka Chila starring Akshay Kumar in the lead. However, this film was not completed because of financial problems. At that time Akshay was still a struggling hero.
Namratha Shirodkar was Miss India 1993 and the first film of her to release was Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), along with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna. Her well known films were Pukar, Hera Pheri, Astitva, Bride and Prejudice. She married Mahesh Babu and quit acting in films.
Now, Akshay Kumar, the present superstar, decided to help the producer of Purab Ki Laila…Paschim Ka Chila, by doing some balance work in the film. This film is getting ready for release.