Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shukla, best known for her roles in ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Khamosh Paani’, says she was offered Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ but had to decline it as she needed a break.
“I refused the movie because I was tired. I just went to Banaras and stayed there for some time. I took some time off from films and I think I needed that break. I just came back to complete my film ‘Coffin Maker’,” she said.
The 32-year-old actress is looking for a change after starring a slew of serious roles.
“My stereotyped image will be broken by the next two comedies I am doing. One is produced by Prakash Jha and I am all geared up for it,” Shilpa said.
Meanwhile, she is enjoying her stint at the third Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF).
“I have hosted an award show earlier but there it was all rehearsed. Here everything was impromptu so I was nervous as well as happy,” she said, adding that she is looking forward to watch Iranian films to be screened at the three-day festival.