Actress Shweta Gulati, better known as Dr Nikita from Dill Mill Gayye is happily shy these days! Come Tuesday and her fans will see this pretty actress on the big screen in a film titled Detective Nani. Directed by ad filmmaker Romila Mukherjee, this film was pending release for quite some time and is finally going to see the light of the day.
Explains Shweta, "We shot for this some five years back and you will be able to see how different I looked then! In fact, now when I see the film, I find my performance pretty amateurish. But nevertheless I am happy that the film is finally seeing the light of the day."
Is she playing the detective in the film? "No! I am playing a character called Neeti who is 16 years old and is Nani's (played by the veteran Ava Mukherjee) second in command. I have very fond memories of the film as I worked with a number of kids and shared a great rapport with them."
Talking about her character in Dil Mill Gayye Shweta says, "It's been nine months and I am very happy to be a part of a Cinevistaas’ project. The cast of DMG simply rocks. All of us are great buddies and the show is the result of great team work.I am very happy with the way my character is shaping up and there is every chance of me falling for Dr Modi (Amit Tandon)!"
Shweta is also completely at ease with the new Dr. Riddhima. "This is not the first time that a daily soap is replacing its female lead. It happens in other shows as well. It is true that initially people take time to digest the fact that their favourite actress is not part of the show any more, but gradually they get used. And as long as the actress delivers, it is not a problem." Currently Jennifer Winget is playing Dr. Riddhima.
Since DMG is one of the few serials doing reasonably well what is Shweta's take on the reasons for failures of other shows? "I guess it is a combination of TRP and recession. This is leading to all the existing shows being in the danger zone. As an actress, I am not really worried about TRPs. That is the headache of the channel. I feel, my concern should be to deliver and give that extra to satisfy my fans," says Shweta."Whenever a kid or a fan came to me and congratulated me for Remix or Zara Nachke Dikha I felt very satisfied," says the actress who is currently doing a weekly show called Panah. Produced by Babloo Panchasia, Shweta is playing an unwed mother and is being aired on a national channel. On the personal front, she thinks marriage will take time. "My parents are tired of chasing me!" says the actress who stays alone to get that much needed personal space.