Actor Shefali Shah would rather take up few roles than do films which lack good content. “Right now in my career, I am open to just good work, and when I say good work, I mean a good script. For me, quality of role is important than the length of the role. There is no dearth of good work or wonderful roles. I don’t want to put myself in a small block. That will be limiting myself and no actor wants to do that,” says Shah, who was last seen in Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Brothers.
And even if a good role means repeating a role or character, Shah isn’t afraid of taking it up. Ask her if she is not scared of getting typecasted, and she says, “No. That is not how I think. Immediately after Dil Dhadakne Do in which I played a mother, I made the choice of not doing films which put me in the same bracket. However, that was a year ago. Now I am looking at more options and challenging characters,” she says.
The actor, who has part of films such as Satya (1998), Monsoon Wedding (2001), Gandhi, My Father (2007) and Karthik Calling Karthik (2010) in her more than two-decades-long-career, feels the difference between art house cinema and masala films have disappeared.
“There is hardly any difference between different kinds of films such as art house or mainstream films, and whatever little difference there is, it is blurring at a fast pace. Initially there was a definite line between art house cinema and commercial cinema but today it’s not. A small film can be a big hit. And I think this is a great time for everyone,” she says.