Talking about the same with Indian Express, Shefali said that she had the pleasure of working with incredible people. She also revealed that she has only worked with one actor and director who were extremely offensive.Besides that, she has worked with directors who think actors are not just actors, they are collaborators. The actress then laughed and made it clear that she will never playAkshay Kumar‘s mother on screen again in her life.
During the same interview, Shefali discussed her experiences in the entertainment industry, shedding light on the difficulties she encountered while trying to secure roles, despite receiving recognition for her performances. She expressed how many regarded her as ‘one of the finest actresses in the country,’ yet opportunities were scarce. Despite receiving awards, she still struggled to find work. In her view, if validation only serves to adorn her walls, it becomes superfluous.
She went on to emphasize that although she has been in the industry for 25-30 years, her substantial career progress only commenced in the last four years. She described her journey as one characterized by more waiting than active work.
When asked who, according to her, were stars she said that Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are stars and they are always going to be stars. Same was with Dilip Kumar Sahab. Talking about stars among the current generation of actors, Shefali said that Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are stars. She also concluded by saying that she is not a star and she doesn’t want to be one.
‘I find every character difficult’: Shefali Shah on challenging roles
Shefali Shah, recently secured nomination for the 2023International Emmy Awards, for her performance as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in Delhi Crime.