‘I never gave up on act­ing’

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Ac­tor Shamita Shetty (right), who will soon be seen in a celebrity dance re­al­ity show, says that she never planned to leave the film in­dus­try, but when she didn’t get the kind of roles she wanted af­ter the re­lease of her 2005 film, Ze­her, she de­cided to take a break. “I was not happy with the kind of roles I was be­ing of­fered af­ter Ze­her, and so I didn’t take up any. And I am a cre­ative per­son and sit­ting at home was tough for me. That is why I turned to in­te­rior de­sign­ing. A lot of peo­ple thought I had given up act­ing, but I was al­ways open to do­ing good roles,” says Shamita. “I don’t want to be a show­piece in a film. I won’t take up any­thing just for the sake of be­ing on screen,” she adds.

About the kind of roles she wants to do, the 36-yearold says: “I want to take up chal­leng­ing roles …. the kind that are dif­fer­ent from what I have done be­fore. Your po­ten­tial as an ac­tor only de­vel­ops when you do more work.”

While she en­joyed her stint as an in­te­rior de­signer, she has put that on the back burner for now. “Per­form­ing was al­ways my first love. I am so happy to be back. I will con­cen­trate on this show for now,” she says, adding, “Danc­ing is my pas­sion and I am sure I will get to learn many dance forms on the show. I am very ex­cited about it.”

I was not happy with the kind of roles I was be­ing of­fered af­ter Ze­her, and so I didn’t take up any

Shamita Shetty, ac­tor

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