Performing artist Shweta Tripathi Sharma says being choosy and spacing out her work is crucial for resting and recharging.
During her career, actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma has learned the importance of spacing out work and being selective when it comes to "refueling and recharging."
In addition to her well-regarded performances in films like Masaan, Haraamkhor, Cargo, and series like Mirzapur, The Gone Game, and Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, Shweta said she has purposefully declined subpar projects.
When they were filming "Haraamkhor", Nawazuddin Siddiqui told her certain actors have to be selective.
My mind has been ingrained with that idea. I love acting and want to do more of it, but also I want to take more breaks between my characters. I want them to be different from both me and each other.
The actor told PTI he does not plan on burning out anytime soon. He wants to enjoy his work. The more you focus on your characters, the more it shows on screen.
In spite of the frustration and heartbreak associated with waiting for the right project, Shweta said she has figured out a way to deal with it: she uses the time off to learn more about the craft.
A project Shweta was about to start last month was postponed until next year, and instead of worrying about the long gap, she went to London with her actor-comedian friend Mallika Dua.
To gain a better understanding of what artistes worldwide were doing, they attended several stage productions in London.
Among the shows we saw were "Hamilton", "To Kill a Mockingbird", which was adapted for stage by Aron Sorkin, and "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child". It is important to replenish, refuel and recharge in order to succeed.
According to the actor, "money or popularity" has never driven her to pick a project, but rather the desire to adapt to new and different stories.
I didn't do Mirzapur for money. I just wanted to participate in the world that was created. I also did Masaan, The Gone Game, and Escaype Live, which are all projects that I didn't do for money.
Occasionally, I have had no work at all because I didn't want to do what was offered. I want to be part of projects I would like to watch as an audience.
Voot Select's "The Gone Game" features Shweta in its second season. Sanjay Kapoor and Arjun Mathur also star in the thriller directed by Abhishek Sengupta.
It was not difficult for the actor to step in for this season, which was filmed on sets and in locations.
"Our journey in season one was enjoyable, we learned a lot, but season two had to take place on sets. The show can't be shot indoors anymore, because the world is no longer closed. If that concept worked, it was because we were all behind locked doors.
We now had the chance to improve the production design and performances... Shooting indoors in season two would have limited the show's narrative potential," she expressed.