Shilpa Shetty Reveals Raj Kundra ‘Forced’ Her To Do Sukhee: ‘I Wasn’t In That State of Mind…’ – News18

Last Updated: September 07, 2023, 14:30 IST

Shilpa Shetty reveals turning down Sukhee initially.

Shilpa Shetty recently opened up on how husband Raj Kundra motivated her to do Sukhee.

Through thick and thin, Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra have come a long way. They have been each other’s biggest cheerleaders and strongest supports. Having said that, the former recently revealed how her husband motivated her do Sukhee.

Shilpa Shetty will soon be seen in a one of a kind entertainer titled Sukhee. At the trailer launch event, she revealed about being skeptical to star in the same as she was not in the right headspace. Shilpa opened up on how it was her husband Raj Kundra who pushed her to do the film. The film’s producer Vikram Malhotra also waited for quite some time for her to come on board.

The actress said, “Something had happened because of which I had decided that I wouldn’t be able to do the film. I wasn’t in that state of mind. So, I told them that perhaps right now, I’m not in that mind space so they should cast someone else. I even suggested two or three names of other actors who could be cast. I won’t name them of course. Vikram (Malhotra, producer) called me and said that whenever I was ready, they would take the film on floors. He adjusted everything and waited for eight months.”

She then revealed how Raj convinced her to take the opportunity. “Raj read the script when I wasn’t home. I had told him that it’s a beautiful film, but I’m not ready for it. When I returned, he told me, ‘Are you crazy? You have to do this film! He convinced me to take up the film. He forced me to do it and told me there’s a ‘Sukhee’ in all of us. If a man can think that way for a woman-oriented film…”

Sukhee also stars Kusha Kapila in a pivotal role. The story revolves around a housewife who finally breaks free from her monotonous routine and goes to Delhi for her school reunion. The film is all set to release on September 22.

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