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There’s no respect for good actors: Shilpa Shinde

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Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 9:41 [IST]

Fans are conspicuous by the absence of Shilpa Shinde. The girl became the darling of the masses as Soni of Maayka fame. Post Maayka, Shinde was seen in Waaris but the show didn"t last long. Currently, the actress is doing an unheralded Doordarshan show, but the fans would love to see her back on the popular Hindi GECs.

Trouble though is that the popular GECs are mainly wooing rookie, and economical actors. “Honestly speaking, there"s no respect for good actors anymore. I received many offers but the money offered was way below the accepted standard. Besides, some of the producers wanted me to play a mother, that is something which I"ve never been comfortable doing," said Shinde.

After a year long hiatus, Shinde took an unheralded Doordarshan show Adhura Bandhan. “A DD show doesn"t get so much hype but it"s a pleasure to be working with good actors such as Vishal Singh and Sudha Chandran. This is a daily too but we only shoot for 15 days in a month. So, I get 15 days for myself too," she sighed.

Shinde made a public appearance at Dheeraj Kumar"s son birthday bash on 8 May. Onlookers claimed that the girl has lost oodles of weight and they found it difficult to identity her. “I"m a little surprised because, I don"t think I"ve lost so much weight. Besides, I never gained any in the first place. I don"t even go to a gym. It"s plain yoga for me. Perhaps, people must have seen me after a long time, and sans the usual make-up," said an amused Shinde.

Finally, post her break up to Romit Raj, has our girl found a new companion?

“No, I"m still single and living happily with my parents," pat came the reply.

The die hard Shilpa fans will certainly welcome this.

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