Shefali Shah vows never to play Akshay Kumar's mother again
Shefali Shah has "promised" not to "ever" play Akshay Kumar's mother again after taking on the role in 2005's 'Waqt: The Race Against Time'.
Shefali Shah has "promised" not to "ever" play Akshay Kumar's mother again.
The 'Three Of Us' actress played Sumitra Thakur in 2005's 'Waqt: The Race Against Time' and although she was only 32 at the time, Akshay, who was 37, player her screen son Aditya 'Adi' Thakur, and she's vowed not to get involved in a similar bizarre casting situation in the future.
Speaking to The Indian Express, she laughed: “I promise I will never play Akshay Kumar’s mother ever again in my life.”
The 50-year-old actress reflected on her cinematic experiences over the years and while she's worked with a lot of "incredible" people, she has had the misfortune to encounter an "extremely offensive" director and another actor that she didn't enjoy collaborating with.
Asked about hierarchy on set, the 'Delhi Crime' actress said: "Honestly I will tell you, I have had the pleasure of working with incredible people and I am not saying it because it is politically correct. I mean it.
"I had probably worked with one director or one actor, who were extremely offensive. Besides that, I have worked with directors who think actors are not just actors, they are collaborators."
Meanwhile, Vidya Balan has heaped praise on Shefali for her latest role in 'Three Of Us', and admitted she has the "deepest admiration" for the actress.
She gushed about the film: “I don't know how to express myself, but about the performances, everyone is just fantastic. But Shefali…I don’t know what she does, how is it that every time she gets it bang on.
“God bless her, she is…just I have no words to express, I have the deepest admiration for Shefali as an actor.”