Up Close With Shefali Jariwala

by October 27, 2018 0 comments

 Shefali Jariwala

Shefali Jariwala, the Kaanta Laga dancer, confesses to Ayushi Sharma that “Baby Come Naa” will not have nudity, but one needs to have a dirty mind to understand the humour.

Dancer-turned-actress Shefali Jariwala, who shot to fame with the video of the 2002 remix Kaanta Laga, is all set to make her acting debut. She says, “Honestly, I was never very ambitious. Acting was never my agenda. Dancing was always my comfort zone. As one grows old, you want to be challenged, you want to learn new skills. Acting was the next step for me. It was at the beginning of this year that I decided that I’m going to try my hand at acting and just when I was preparing for it, Baby Come Naa came to me. There’s no way I could say no to it. I couldn’t stop laughing when I was reading the script. Plus comedy is a very different as well as difficult genre, so I took it up as a challenge. Now I am more confident as an actor.”

“I believe I’m very lucky because good work always came to me like Kaanta Laga. Fortunately the item number was such a huge hit that people still remember me and want to watch me,” adds she.

Baby Come Naa is an adaptation of Paritosh Painter’s English-Hindi bilingual play Double Trouble and is an out-and-out comedy. Shefali feels one has to have a dirty mind to pick up the humour. It’s an adult comedy but there is no nudity. It is for the intelligent dirty-minded people (laughs).

She talks about the show and says, “It’s like a mad house, I’m playing the character of Sarah, who is Adi’s (Shreyas Talpade’s) girlfriend. Adi is cheating on her and his best friend Yoyo, who’s played by Kiku Sharda, helps Adi out. Something is cooking for sure. The series is full of confusion, with twists and turns every 10 minutes. There is not a single minute where the audience will not laugh, I can guarantee that.”

Shefali says that relationships nowadays are really “complicated”. There is so much accessibility these days that you are exposed to a different world. Emotions are complicated. Expectations are different. Love stories are not so simple as they used to be. There’s no definition to love. Every relationship is unique, every relationship is different.

Comedian-actor Kiku (Yoyo) prefers doing comedy everytime because it comes naturally to him. He says, “During a comedy shoot, one does not even realise when the day passes by as we laugh and enjoy ourselves while shooting. Plus not much offbeat work has ever come my way. On TV or for web, I don’t ever feel like working on serious stuff.”

Kiku describes his journey from Hobo in Hatim to Baby Come Naa. He explains, “I have evolved in terms of understanding my craft completely. There was a time in Hatim where I never understood the actions and didn’t know how to execute them well. With time I have understood how things are made and executed. I know the importance of writing and writers of comedy now. I feel I have come really far. But one thing has not changed that I enjoy my work as much as I did during my first outing.” The show directed by Farhad Samji, streaming on ALTbalaji, also stars Chunky Pandey.

Writer: Ayushi Sharma

Courtesy: The Pioneer

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