Shilpa prioritises son over her work

Shilpa makes it clear she won’t act for another 18 months


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Published: Mon 21 Oct 2013, 12:57 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 3:35 AM

SHILPA SHETTY HAS turned film producer with Dishkiyaaoon, but the actress has no immediate plans of coming back to face the camera. She says she will start acting only once her son Viaan begins to understand her work.

At the launch of her husband Raj Kundra’s book How Not To Make Money in Mumbai on Friday, when asked about her comeback plans Shilpa said: “(I will take) At least another year-and-a-half... till Viaan is able to communicate with me and understands (my) work. Then may be I will think of doing a film.”

Until then, the 38-year-old said she is happy working on the small screen and with endorsements. She had judged dance reality show Nach Baliye 5, and she will return to the space for the show’s new season.

“TV is easier, and for endorsements, I can command when I want to work. It’s kind of suited to my current role - being a mother, the most wonderful role of my life. I am enjoying it,” she said.

Shilpa says she has taken a sabbatical from the movie world as films are too time consuming.

“Honestly, it is a self-imposed sabbatical. My priority definitely is Viaan at the moment. I haven’t thought about films really, it’s just too time consuming,” Shilpa said.

A teaser poster of Shilpa’s first production Dishkiyaaoon was released recently.

Starring Harman Baweja and Sunny Deol, the action thriller, produced under Shilpa and her Raj’s banner Essential Sports and Media Pvt Ltd, will also introduce newcomer Ayesha Khanna.

Meanwhile, Kundra says he is trying to turn his debut book into a film.

“I just love films. I write as if I am watching a film. It has the makings of a film and we are in talks with various Hollywood companies, but it’s too early to say anything,” Raj said.

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