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Shamita Shetty rues lack of chances to prove acting mettle

Shetty credits her stint at dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' for reintroducing her to the entertainment industry.


She had a dream debut with Yash Raj Films' Mohabbatein (2000), but post that her acting career went on from doing second leads to item songs. Actress Shamita Shetty feels that she has not really been given a chance to explore her talent in that field.

Shetty credits her stint at dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' for reintroducing her to the entertainment industry.

When asked to compare between acting and dancing, she told reporters: "Dancing is my passion of course and so is acting. I think, I am not really been given a chance to explore acting that much unfortunately, but I hope to do that in the near future."

The sister of Shilpa Shetty also added that dancing makes her really happy.

She says that she has not signed anything interesting yet, but she looks forward to do "something nice" on the small screen post 'Big Boss' and 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa'.

"I think 'Jhalak...' kind of reintroduced me back to the entertainment industry. Right now, I am busy with lots of events in terms of dancing but I have not signed any new projects. 

"However, I am looking at doing some interesting work on TV as I am getting some offers there. I am looking for something different there," she said.

So any more reality shows in future?

"I think for now I am done with reality shows to be very honest. Fiction is something that I am looking at but not the typical saas bahu (type). I can't relate to that zone. But I think TV is experimenting with a lot of new stuff so I am hoping for something new and nice to come through," she told IANS.

The Zeher (2005) actress was in Mumbai to attend the second day of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 where she flaunted a bridal collection made by designer Divya Reddy as part of her preview show.

The five-day fashion event is taking place at St. Regis hotel in the city.

Ask her what she prefers to wear in her day-to-day life, she said: "I wear whatever I am comfortable in. I am most uncomfortable in saris but when you end up wearing saris, I think any woman looks so beautiful. I just wish I could handle it better. I prefer nets because they are light and they stay. Silk tends to open up, at least on my body."