- Shefali Shah became Akshay Kumar’s mother in time
- She was 28 when she acted in ‘Waqt’
- “I played ages too early,” she said.
Shefali Shah, who starred in the International Emmy Award-winning series Delhi Crime, in a recent interview with The Indian Express, opened up about how she said no to films when she was in her twenties, after being asked to play characters of her age. Shefali Shah, who played Akshay Kumar’s mother at the age of 28 in the film time, told The Indian Express, “I played age very early. I played Akshay Kumar’s mother when I was almost 28. I got Hasratin When I was 20 years old and played the role of a 30-35 year old kid. After a point, I decided that if I couldn’t find work that really drove me crazy, I’d just sit at home. I got so much peace that this kind of work will not come everyday. And a few movies I did raise that bar. I have refused to work, even if it means sitting at home for two years.”
The actress spoke about how OTT platforms have offered new opportunities and told The Indian Express, “OTT opened up that horizon with age-friendly roles where a heroine didn’t have an expiration date. 22 was the window. Back then they didn’t know what to do with the women. They either became accessories or just a wall in the background. I’ve been working since I was 16. But when I was in my 40s My professional life changed when I arrived. In fact it changed in the last two years Delhi Crime,
Shefali Shah famously starred in Netflix’s Delhi Crime, which won Best Drama Series at last year’s International Emmys. She acted as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the show. In an interview with news agency PTI, Shefali Shah described the show as the “turning point” of her life. He said, “Delhi Crime Easily the turning point of my life, my career. This has been my learning curve. It has really changed things for me, even as a person. Just all together.”
Actress also known for starring in films: 15 Park Avenue, Karthik Calling Karthik, Dil Dhadakne Do And commando 2 among others.