Ek Muthi Aasman is new beginning for me: Shilpa Shirodkar
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Actress Shilpa Shirodkar, who is making her acting comeback with TV show Ek Muthi Aasman, says the show gave her a chance to start afresh and connect with a new set of audience.
Shirodkar started her journey in Bollywood with 1989 film Bhrashtachar before starring in '90s hits like Kishen Kanhaiya, Hum and Gopi Kishan. She left Bollywood in 2000 after marrying merchant banker Apresh Ranjit.
The actress will be seen playing the role of a Mumbai domestic worker in the Zee TV show, which is expected to air by next month.
"It would be stupid if I say that I should start from where I left. I have changed and evolved. I have to make a new beginning and this show is a fresh start for me," Shilpa Shirodkar told PTI in an interview.
The show talks about the hardships that a domestic worker in Mumbai endures and tries to make people more sensitive towards their dreams and aspirations.
"As an actor it is my privilege to play this role and I am hoping it will bring change. I am blessed to be performing Kamla Bai which is going to reach every home. As an actor it is a brilliant opportunity."
Shilpa Shirodkar, 43, says she recognised the value of domestic help while staying in London for many years and raising a nine-year-old daughter.
Ask her whether she missed being in the spotlight, Shipa Shirodkar says she was too busy enjoying her time as a mother to think about Bollywood.
"It has been one of the most beautiful things that have happened to me. I promote marriage to everybody, I have got a fantastic husband, touch wood. I have a beautiful daughter and I have fantastic in-laws."
While she was away from the showbiz, the industry underwent a lot of changes and Shirodkar is happy to see professionalism around her.