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Actress Shefali Shah, who celebrated her birthday on July 20, once revealed that she was very confused about signing the film ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. Shefali played the role of Anil Kapoor’s wife, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh’s mother in this film, directed by Zoya Akhtar. During the conversation in an interview, Shefali said that she was not sure about signing the film as she was playing the role of Priyanka and Ranveer’s mother in the film. At the same time, he also told that both the actors are close to his age in Real Life.
Shefali could not cast Zoya for the film
Shefali says, “When Zoya offered me the film she told me ‘I want you, but it is a mother’s role’. I read the script and told my husband that it was one of the best scripts I have read. Ek and this role is fantastic. So he asked me what is the problem and when I told him he advised me to take it. There was apprehension that Priyanka and Ranveer are close to my age. But as my character is very well done. It was written from, I couldn’t say no.”
Shefali has also played the role of Priyanka’s mother-in-law earlier.
Before the film ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, Shefali played the role of Priyanka’s mother-in-law in ‘Waqt’. In the film, Priyanka was married to Akshay Kumar. Then Shefali was barely 30 years old when she played the role, due to which she was soon typecast. Talking about this, she says, “I was typecast in the role of a mother long ago in life. I had not even reached a certain age. I was 20. I did a show where I was 15. I played the mother of a 20-year-old child, then I was 20 when I played a 45-year-old mother. And then, when I was around 28-30, I played Akshay Kumar’s mother. So I was typecast very quickly.”
Shefali to star opposite Alia Bhatt in ‘Darlings’
Shefali played Akshay Kumar’s mother and Amitabh Bachchan’s wife in the 2005 film Waqt: Race Against Time. At that time she was around 28-30 years old and Akshay was 38. Recently, she appeared in the Netflix web series ‘Delhi Crime’ in the role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi. This web series, based on the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi, was selected as the Best Web Series at the International Emmy Awards a few months ago. This is the first Indian series to win this International Award. Shefali is busy these days in her upcoming film ‘Darlings’. She will be seen opposite Alia Bhatt in the film.