Shefali Says She Wants to Make a ‘Comedy Movie’: ‘We Haven’t Offered It Yet’ | Bollywood
Actor Shefali Shah says the industry sees her as a “serious actress” thanks to her roles in shows such as Delhi Crime and the recently released film Jalsa. But Shefali says she also wants to explore projects in the comedy genre. Shefali looks forward to her next two feature films – Doctor G and Darlings, which have a touch of humor. The 49-year-old actress said she was immediately drawn to the “funny and hilarious” storylines of Doctor G and Darlings. (Read also : Shefali Shah confesses her former crush on Aamir Khan: ‘I sent him a picture of me with a love letter’)
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles, Doctor G is a campus comedy-drama directed by debutant Anubhuti Kashyap, while Darlings is billed as an original mother-daughter story starring Shefali and Alia Bhatt, who becomes a producer. with the movie.
“Doctor G is a commitment I made a long time ago, I’m not playing one of the lead roles, I’m part of the ensemble cast. It’s like a guest appearance. I’m not part of the comedy. It’s a funny and sensitive storyline and that’s why I wanted to do it,” Shefali told PTI.
Darlings also has a first-time director at the helm of writer Jasmeet K Reen. Also starring Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew, the film is co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
“As far as Darlings goes, it’s one of the most hilarious scripts I’ve ever read. It’s a genre (comedy) that I haven’t explored or people haven’t told me. offered because they still think I’m a serious actor and do serious roles and so on,” she added.
Speaking about Darlings, Shefali further said that it is an important topic presented in a hilarious way. “It’s a dark comedy, it’s wicked and it’s very funny. And the character I play is a cracker of a woman. I’m really excited about it. I had a blast shooting it,” she said.
When asked if it was a conscious decision to be part of light projects, the national award winner said she is always eager to expand her horizons.
“I want to do all kinds of genres and films. It couldn’t have been a conscious decision until it came to me. I was very lucky that Jasmeet thought of me for the character. The first time she talked to me, she realized that I was perfect for it because until then I carried this image of being a serious person and actor. She offered me the film and without flinching I said yes. It’s a great scenario,” she added. (Read also : Shefali Shah, who played Akshay Kumar’s mother in Waqt, says: ‘I don’t want to play 40-year-old mother anymore’)
The actress, whose directorial debut, the pandemic short Someday, screened at the Stuttgart Indian Film Festival and the American Film Festival last year, said she was open to idea of going behind the camera again.