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Shilpa Shetty on being a part of Nikamma: Whatever I am doing today is to impress my children

The actor considers Nikamma her comeback of sorts and not Hungama 2.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 04.07 AM, Jun 15, 2022

Shilpa Shetty on being a part of Nikamma: Whatever I am doing today is to impress my children
Shilpa Shetty Kundra/Instagram

Shilpa Shetty Kundra returned to the big screen last year with Hungama 2, almost 14 years after Apne (2007). However, the actor, like her fans, sees the upcoming Nikamma as her return vehicle.

During an interaction with Mid Day, Shilpa said that it's a comeback of sorts because it's been 14 years since she graced the big screen. It's a high moment for her to do a big show. Nikamma is an official remake of the Telugu film MCA Middle Class Abbayi (2017), which also stars Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. 

Her most recent release, Hungama 2, sparked a lot of buzz. The OTT film, on the other hand, was a wet squib. Shilpa shared that it wasn't planned to be her comeback film, but she couldn't say no when the producers, Ratan Jain and Nitin Mukerji, who had debuted her in Hindi films, offered it to her. The actor also wanted to work with Priyadarshan for a long time. Chura Ke Dil Mera was the only takeaway for her. A lot of things were discussed, but they didn't make it to the screen. Shilpa believes people were disappointed when they saw her in such a minor part.

In the decade since she disappeared from the silver screen, the performer has become a familiar face on television, judging reality shows. She is now preparing to enter the OTT world as a part of the Indian Police Force.

When asked how she manages to stay relevant at 47, Shilpa revealed there isn't any recipe for it. One must observe what is working around them and add their own tadka to it. The actor is trying to impress his kids with whatever she is doing today. It's difficult to make an impression on this generation. Her son declared her his favourite actor after seeing Nikamma. For her, that was a huge compliment.

Last year, the actor's life was turned upside down when his husband, Raj Kundra, was jailed in a pornographic case. Shilpa, who handled the situation with dignity, said that her bravery came from her unshakeable faith and patience.