Shweta Basu revives career post prostitution row
Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who was recently detained in an alleged prostitution racket, seems to have made peace with the scandal and moved on to rebuild her life
Mumbai: Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who was recently detained in an alleged prostitution racket, seems to have made peace with the scandal and moved on to rebuild her life.
The latest step in Shweta’s process of healing is a job as a script consultant with the Phantom production house which is helmed by Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwani.
Says Shweta, “Yes, I am a script consultant at Phantom. I am essentially a curator there, assigned the job of going through potentially promising scripts. It’s a job I like doing as it is helping me to grow as an actor when I read the scripts.”
Shweta says this job remains until she resumes her acting career. She dismisses reports that she has been signed by Hansal Mehta.
“I came across a report that I had been signed for a documentary by Mr Mehta. How can I play a role in a documentary? The person who wrote this obviously has no clue what he was talking about,” laughs Shweta.
She does admit meeting Hansal to show him her documentary. “I’ve made a documentary entitled Roots on Hindustani classical music. I took it to show it to Mr Hansal Mehta. His son Jay was also there in his office. They seemed to like my effort. Beyond that there is nothing. Mr Mehta has not offered me a role.”
Adds Hansal Mehta, “Shweta’s documentary on Hindustani classical music which I saw, is proof of her talent. I am most certainly going to work with her. But I haven’t decided on the project.”