[India Today]

In 2005, Smilie Suri won hearts with her innocent charm in her Mohit Suri’s Kalyug. Although she made a promising debut opposite Kunal Kemmu, the actress disappeared from the Bollywood scene.

Smilie, who is the niece of Mahesh Bhatt, is now a professional pole dancer, reports DNA. Her Instagram profile is flooded with pictures and videos of her performing the dance form.

The actress was at an all-time low and was battling health issues and depression, which made her put on a lot of weight. At this point, she was introduced to pole dancing, which helped her to pick herself up. Pole dancing helped her so much that she underwent professional training and decided to teach it herself.

"I was battling depression when I found pole dance, and it has brought me a lot of emotional stability."

— Smilie Suri

In an interview with Bombay Times last year, Smilie revealed, “I was battling depression when I found pole dance, and it has brought me a lot of emotional stability. I don’t feel the need for anyone to back me up anymore. Of course, I still have days when I cry myself to sleep, but all that it takes to wipe away my blues is one student sharing how confident and independent she feels after learning it.”

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