Actress Shefali Shah said the kind of scripts she recently selected benefited her as the directors are now used to see her in different roles and playing lead characters.
Shah has been in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades but nothing much was going well in his career in mid-2010-2020. But filmmaker Neeraj Ghewan’s short film ‘Juice’ revived his career in 2017.
Her role in the 2018 film Once Again was well received by the audience and then in 2019, Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning web series Delhi Crime opened up opportunities for her. She also appeared in a short film from Ajeeb Daastaans which came out earlier this year.
She told PTI that she is seeing a change in her attitude towards herein the film industry. Once upon a time here she was wrapped up across the character of the mother, but now the director is looking at her differently.
She said, “The entertainment world is now looking at me in a new way. OTT took it to a different point. ‘Juice‘, ‘Once Again‘ and ‘Delhi Crime‘ proved to be important changes in life. ‘Delhi Crime‘ made the film industry feel that they could put me in the lead role.”
Citing the example of Ajeeb Daastaans, the National Award winner said that the way actor-director Kayoze Irani took her in a romantic role was shocking to her. This character is tied up in an unmarried love affair.
“If people can see me playing the lead roles and put me in a central role at the age of 48, it’s great,” she said. Shah started his career in the 90s with the Doordarshan serial ‘Arohan‘ and was then seen in Hasratein and Banegi Apni Baat.
The actress was appreciated for her performance from the very beginning of her career. In Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, her character was that of a woman who is not happy in her married life. She said that for some time she was irritated by the poor career phase and the worst was that her work was appreciated but it never helped much in getting further work.
Shah said this is the first time she is finishing work on one project and starting work on another soon. Shah will be seen soon in the second season of Delhi Crime.