December4 , 2021

Shefali Shah On How Playing Akshay Kumar’s Mother In A Film At 28 Shaped Her Career



Shefali Shah shared this picture. (courtesy shefalishahofficial)


  • Shefali Shah featured as Akshay Kumar’s mother in Waqt
  • She was 28-years-old when she starred in ‘Waqt’
  • “I played age very early,” she mentioned

New Delhi:

Shefali Shah, who starred within the International Emmy Award successful sequence Delhi Crime, in a current interview with The Indian Express, opened up about how she mentioned no to movies after she requested to play characters of age when she was in her twenties. Shefali Shah, who performed Akshay Kumar’s mom on the age of 28 within the movie Waqt, informed Indian Express, “I played age very early. I played Akshay Kumar’s mother when I was around 28. I got Hasratein when I was 20 and played a 30-35 year-old in it. After a point, I decided if I’m not getting the work that really drives me crazy, I will sit at home. I reached this peace that such kind of work won’t come every day. And the few films I did raise that bar. I’ve said no to work even if it meant sitting at home for two years not doing anything.”

The actress added how the OTT platforms have supplied new alternatives and informed The Indian Express, “OTT opened up that horizon with age appropriate roles, where a heroine didn’t have an expiry date. Otherwise there was an 18-22 window of age. After that they didn’t know what to do with the women. They either became accessories or were just a wall in the background. I’ve been working since I was 16. But my professional life changed by the time I reached my 40s. In fact it changed in the last two years after Delhi Crime.”

Shefali Shah famously starred in Netflix’s Delhi Crime, which received the very best Drama Series ultimately 12 months’s International Emmys. She starred as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi within the present. In an interview with information company PTI, Shefali Shah described the present as a “turning point” of her life. She mentioned, “Delhi Crime is easily the turning point of my life, my career. It’s been my learning curve. It has really changed things for me, even as a person. Just all of it together.”

The actress can also be recognized for starring in movies like 15 Park Avenue, Karthik Calling Karthik, Dil Dhadakne Do and Commando 2 amongst others.