Actor Shweta Tripathi Sharma started her journey in the entertainment industry as an associate director and production assistant. It wasn’t easy for her to become an actor, but Sharma never lost hope and continued to work hard. Today, she is known as one of the most versatile artists, with projects like ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein’, ‘Escaype Live’ and ‘Made in Heaven’ on her resume to boast about. Despite all the success, criticism is part of her life, like every other artist.
In an exclusive interview, the actor talks about what bothers her in today’s times and shares her mantra to stay sane.
How seriously do you take the reviews of your projects?
I don’t read reviews unless someone sends something to me personally. I stay away from comments because I feel that’s one person’s opinion and I do not want to change what and how I think because of that. I have read some reviews of other people’s work, which I feel were very hurtful, as if the writer wrote it in an extremely bad mood. So, I cannot spoil my mood because the other person wasn’t feeling well that specific day. I believe, it is very important in today’s age to protect yourself – your mind, your soul, your heart and your core beliefs. Having said that, constructive feedback is always welcome, not just as an actor but also as a human being.
But you are part of the generation that lives on social media. Do you keep yourself away from that as well?
According to me, creating a balance in every aspect of our lives is very important. As long as we are using social media, and it’s not the other way around, everything is good. Social media is there to entertain us, and we must not let it consume us entirely. I always say this in my interviews that healthy diet is not just what we eat but also what we consume, and affirmations are a great example of that.
If any problem (related to work or personal stuff) comes up in your life, who do you go to?
My husband is the one person I go to for every problem – from my personal stuff to my work related issues. He is my best friend and support system. And he is my biggest critic. He plays different roles at different times. As far as the work is concerned, I think I have never been confused about that. When I read a story, I know in my mind whether I want to do it or not.
Would you mind signing a script if the team associated with it has people that you don’t like?
As an actor, you spend a lot of time off-screen with so many different people. You have your meals with them, you share conversations and build a bond with them. I am a person who believes in energies, and that’s why it really matters who I am working with. And I would like to mention that I have been very fortunate to work with people who have helped me grow.