In the last few years, Shefali Shah has shown tremendous performance in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘Darlings’ and the popular Netflix show ‘Delhi Crime’, through which she gained special recognition. Now the actress opened up about this phase of her career. Regarding getting her place in the industry with a lot of struggles, Shefali says that it is better late than never. Along with this, she also talked about her struggle.
Shefali recently received an International Emmy nomination for the second season of ‘Delhi Crime’, in which she played the role of police officer Vartika Chaturvedi. In a recent interview the actress talked about the show and said that I don’t think it has sunk in yet. I don’t know what it means for me or my career, but I think it’s a great honor. The beauty of OTT is that it reaches across the world and to be chosen among these amazing actors, is really a big honor for me. It’s a validation that what I do is good.
The actress has been working in this profession since 1993 and has a good amount of work to her credit across all platforms like theatre, TV, film and OTT. She said she feels fortunate that this appreciation has translated into more work opportunities. Shefali further said that I feel that it is better late than never. Honestly, I’m happy. My career all these years has been more focused on waiting than actually working. I have been fortunate to be appreciated and respected, but it was not translating into work. I was wondering what I would do with this honor and praise if I couldn’t work anymore, but now it’s turning into work, which is great.
The actress believes that ‘Delhi Crime’, which started in 2019, gave many filmmakers the confidence that she can shoulder a project. Some of the projects she has played lead and supporting roles in include ‘Darlings’ with Alia Bhatt, ‘Jalsa’ with Vidya Balan and the Disney Plus Hotstar series ‘Humans’.
Shefali Shah said that ‘Delhi Crime’ changed my life. It changed my work, my career and the way I work, so that became a turning point for me. It also became a learning point, because people saw me playing the lead role and thought she could pull it off. With the release of all the projects last year there were actors who trusted me so much that they cast me as the main or parallel lead and in the primary cast. It has actually taken a long time for this to happen and it has a big connection with ‘Delhi Crime’.