Shilpa Shetty ducks query over her husband at Nikamma presser

The seasoned artiste downplays her own family problems last year, stresses on how everyone rages through a storm at some point in life.

Director Sabbir Khan with Shilpa Shetty Kundra at the trailer launch of Nikamma [2022] in Mumbai.

By Our Correspondent

Seasoned artiste Shilpa Shetty Kundra is gearing up for her first theatrical release in 14 years with her upcoming action comedy Nikamma [2022] set to be released in theatres on 17 June.

It’s been a long wait for the film’s makers, actors as Nikamma was first meant to be released in 2020. However, the pandemic threw everything astray. It’s also been a tough personal phase for the seasoned artiste after her businessman husband Raj Kundra was arrested in the infamous porngate scandal last year. While it was widely speculated that their marriage wouldn’t survive this blow, but the couple has remained strong through this period. However, expectedly, her disgraced husband has struggled to make much public appearance since then.

The actress was asked about this low phase at the trailer launch of Nikamma [2022] in Mumbai on 17 May. While the emcee tried to not take the question, but the actress was sporting enough to give a diplomatic answer.

“I don’t think this [platform] is about me or my life. If it was pertinent to the movie, I would I have answered that question,” pat came the reply from Shetty.

File: Shilpa Shetty with her husband Raj Kundra

The actress acknowledged her tough phase but chose to focus more on how the last few years were tough for everyone because of the pandemic.

“Talking about going through a difficult phase, Yes, we all have gone through a difficult phase. The last two years have been difficult not just for me, but also for a lot of people, the film industry in general. Films have been in the cans, not being able to see the light of the day, because people couldn’t come to the theatres.,” said the Nikamma [2022] actress.

Shetty further emphasized on the need to focus on the positive aspect of life.

Says she, ” I think it is a big moment for us. Abhimanyu [Dassani] has waited two years for this film. For Sabbir [Khan] sir who has made the film. Shirley [Setia], who makes her debut, and for me who is making a comeback in theatres after 14 years. So, let’s focus on the good.”

“I think I always say this. Like you saw [in the trailer], my avatar in the movie, of rising above and playing this super woman, I think we all have played this really strong character in our real lives. Many of us don’t talk about it. but we all have been very very strong. We’ve raged through the storm, It’s time to celebrate newer beginnings and more positive things,” added Shetty.

Earlier, a reporter asked Shetty a cheeky question whether there was someone in her life who she loved dearly but who later turned out to be a nikamma [useless].

“Thankfully, there is no such [nikamma] in my life,” a smiling Shetty says, ” I feel you have to live in the moment, think what is good for you and accordingly react. Whatever happens in life is for one’s good. even if it is a bad (episode)”.


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