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Akshay Kumar’s Onscreen Mother Shefali Shah Opens Up On Playing Aged At 28; Reveals Why She Denied Offers For 2 Years


November 24, 2021

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During her latest interview with an entertainment portal, Dil Dhadakne Do actress Shefali Shah opened up about playing mother at the age of 28. Spills the beans on why she kept denying offers for 2 years

Shefali Shah, an actress, has stated that she portrayed Akshay Kumar’s mother when she was approximately 28 years old. Shefali recently stated in a new interview that she had refused work even if it meant remaining at home for two years. Shefali also stated that the digital world has provided a horizon with age-appropriate roles. In Waqt: The Race Against Time, Shefali Shah played Sumitra Thakur, Amitabh Bachchan’s wife (2005). The part of their kid was performed by Akshay Kumar. Priyanka Chopra, Rajpal Yadav, and Boman Irani also appeared in the film.

Shefali revealed that when she was approximately 28 years old, she portrayed Akshay Kumar’s mother. When she was 20, she got Hasratein and played a 30-35-year-old in it. After a while, the actress concluded that if she doesn’t get the work that drives her mad, she’ll just stay at home. The actress has also come to the realization that a job like this doesn’t come around every day. And the few films Sheafali stated that she worked on elevated the bar even higher. She also turned down jobs, even if it meant being at home doing nothing for two years.

Shefali Shah says she 'didn't even reach a certain age' before being  typecast: 'I played mother to Akshay Kumar when I was around 28-30' |  Bollywood - Hindustan Times

(Also Read: Ajay Devgn Completes 30 Years In B-Town: Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachhan And Others Share Appreciation Post- Deets Inside)

Digital platforms opened up that vista with age-appropriate characters, where a heroine didn’t have an expiry date, Shefali said of the digital sector. Otherwise, there was an age range of 18 to 22. They didn’t know what to do with the women after that. They either became accessories or became backdrop walls. She has been working since she was sixteen years old. However, by the time she was in her forties, her work life had transformed. In reality, it has altered dramatically in the last two years as a result of a much-applauded digital show.

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