I feel I’m on this planet to be a storyteller: Shweta Tripathi

NEW DELHI: Pandemic or not, Shweta Tripathi Sharma is having a great year with back-to-back critically-acclaimed projects and that’s highly fulfilling for an actor who says her dream is to travel the world and different film festivals as a storyteller.

Shweta featured in Netflix projects “Raat Akeli Hai” and “Cargo”, shot a series “The Gone Game” for Voot while still in the lockdown and now awaits the highly anticipated second season of Amazon Prime Video’s “Mirzapur” that will see her character of Gajgamini “Golu” Gupta become more prominent.

“There was ‘Raat Akeli Hai’ and then from home, I shot a lockdown series ‘The Gone Game’, which also received great reviews. I keep saying ‘touchwood’.

“I have started practising a lot of gratitude and saying thank you to the universe. And now on October 23 I am waiting for something that’s very close to my heart, ‘Mirzapur’ season two,” the actor said in a telephonic interview.

Shweta is one of those rare actors to escape being stereotyped in the film industry thanks to her varied filmography that includes Hindi titles such as “Masaan”, “Haraamkhor”, “Gone Kesh” and Tamil film “Mehandi Circus”.

The actor said she is happy but not complacent about the way her career is panning out.

“I want to travel the world to different film festivals. That’s my goal. I want not just to collaborate with the writer-directors of my country but get a chance to showcase my stories, my art in every corner of the world. I feel I’m here on this planet to be a storyteller, to feel emotions,” she said.

“Cargo”, Shweta said, was special because it is a character that debutante director Arati Kadav wrote keeping her in mind.

“She wrote the character as Shweta because she wanted me to play the character,” she said. (AGENCIES)