Shefali Shah revealed the films she rejected

During an Q&A session, Shefali disclosed she refused to work in ‘Neerja’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’

Shefali Shah is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood films. Shefali debuted in RGV’s Rangeela released in 1995. In the early days before starting her career in Bollywood, Shefali acted in a Gujarati stage drama called Ant Vagarni Antakshari. She delivered a very powerful performance. In 2007, she received critical acclaim and won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Last Lear. She starred in the 2015 dramedy Dil Dhadakne Do, receiving several nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Shah made her television debut with the show Aarohan that aired on Doordarshan.

In 2019, Shefali Shah starred in a web Netflix series called Delhi Crime, which was written and directed by Richie Mehta. Shefali was seen in the 2021 Netflix original anthology series of four short stories Ajeeb Daastaans, opposite Manav Kaul.

Recently Shefali engaged in an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram and revealed some interesting facts about her filmography. When asked to name a film that she had rejected and it turned out to become a hit Shefali quickly replied, “Many.. Kapoor and Sons, Neerja.”
Here’s the snapshot of Shefali Shah’s Instagram story, Have a look;

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Though she did no longer affirm, we can still consider that Shefali would be regarding Ratna Pathak Shah’s role in ‘Kapoor & Sons’ and Shabana Azmi’s role in ‘Neerja’.

Last Year, During a media interaction Shefali revealed, “I was typecast in a mother’s role very early in life. I didn’t even reach a certain age. I was 20. I did a show where I played the mother of a 15-year-old, I was 20 years old when I played a mom of 45. And then, when I was around 28-30, I played mother to Akshay Kumar. So I got typecast very early if I didn’t even have to reach a certain age point.” She joked, “According to screen time, I’m probably 133 years or something.”

On the work front, Shefali is working on various other projects such as Human, a web series to be released on Hotstar, directed by her husband Vipul Shah. She is also starring in Doctor G opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh and also working opposite Alia Bhatt in the upcoming movie Darlings. Shefali will be also seen in Netflix series Delhi Crime season two.


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