EXCLUSIVE: Shefali Shah recalls being replaced from a movie: They cast a bigger ‘star’ and I am an actor
Actor Shefali Shah is currently busy promoting her upcoming web series, Human which is helmed by her husband Vipul Amrutlal Shah. As the series is gaining immense appreciation from fans by watching the trailer, in an exclusive interview with Bollywood, the actor mentioned that she was once replaced by a star and she felt terrible about it. Shah who has done some notable roles in Waqt, Delhi Crime, Dil Dhadakne Do and more was once replaced for a film and was hurt that the director didn’t inform her about the same.
While talking about the same, the Dil Dhadakne Do star told us, “I don’t know, someone would still sign me up for a project and I would get to know the next day that I’m no more in the show or a film. You never know. I don’t know how people function, I don’t think that incident had so much to do with me as much it has to do with the person who did it. Finally, you got cast is a bigger start, there was no debate in it and it is the director’s prerogative. All it required was somebody to make that call, I want the director to call and to say that ‘I’m sorry, or like XYZ works better for the film’ now that is human behaviour, that is the basic courtesy. So, that has nothing to do with me, it is with the person who actually behaves like that.”
When asked if the rejection affected her, to which Shah said, “Yeah, I felt terrible about it but I also knew that the person that they cast was a bigger star, I’m not a star, I’m an actor. Of course, it hurt me but it was more a sense of ‘arre bata toh dete’ and secondly, it was more a sense of ‘shit yaar, I lost out on a really nice role, that was it.”
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Shefali also mentioned that she did receive a message saying that they apologised and said they were unaware of not letting her know about it. “It doesn’t matter to hold on to things now, it’s really not such a big thing in life”, she concluded.
Watch the full interview here: