Shefali Shah reveals shocking experience with senior cinematographer: I can’t tell how terrible I felt

Shefali Shah recently revealed an unpleasant experience with a senior cinematographer.

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Shefali Shah celebrated for her National Award-winning performances and remarkable roles in various films, garnered accolades for her outstanding acting in Delhi Crime, Human, and Darlings has garnered widespread acclaim. In a recent interview, she opened up about a disheartening encounter with a senior cinematographer on a film set two years ago.

While discussing the often-inflated egos of filmmakers and artists they've encountered, Shefali Shah recounted a distressing incident that transpired on a film set two years prior. During a conversation at the Indian Express Adda, the Darlings actress revealed that she was working on a film two years ago, and they had a highly regarded senior Director of Photography (DOP) in the industry.

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She mentioned that the director of the film was a newcomer and had briefed the DOP about the shots. Shefali recollected, "He told the DOP, ‘There is a star, we have to do his shot, and there is... Shefali getting out of the van, we have to do her shot.’ And he (the DOP) said loudly in front of everyone, ‘Ab kya sabka shot lete rahenge (Will we keep on taking everyone’s shot now)?’.”

Describing her emotional turmoil during the incident, Shefali expressed, "I can’t tell how terrible I felt. And all the respect I had for this man went right down the drain. I think he is an ****hole." With the benefit of hindsight, she now pities him for his behaviour.

In the same interview, Shefali emphasized the importance of creating real-life films and shows with sensitivity and thoughtfulness.

Talking about her work front, Shefali Shah is set to appear in the upcoming film "Three Of Us," scheduled for a theatrical release on November 3, 2023. The movie also features talented actors Jaideep Ahlawat and Swanand Kirkire and is directed by Avinash Arun, renowned for his work on "School Of Lies."

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