Motherhood changed my outlook, says Shilpa Shetty

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Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who is returning to TV as a judge on the upcoming children’s dance reality show “India’s Super Dancer”, says her experience as mother of four-year-old son Viaan has changed her outlook towards children.

“I have a son who is four years old and my experience as a mother has changed my outlook towards children. Their intentions are very pure and it’s wonderful to be around them. I am looking forward to being on ‘India’s Super Dancer’ and I am sure people will love it too,” Shilpa, who is married to British businessman Raj Kundra, said in a statement.

Shilpa said, “Dance is my passion and I love kids. So it’s the perfect thing for me. The talent among kids today is unmatchable and there is always a lot to learn from them. Plus, their innocence keeps you entertained..”

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The show, which will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television, will feature children in the 5-13 age group. Shilpa has previously appeared on TV shows like “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, “Nach Baliye” and “Bigg Boss 2”.

Shetty began her career as a model in 1991 with a Limca television commercial and followed it with several other commercials and advertisements. She then began receiving offers for film roles and made her debut in the 1993 thriller Baazigar, a box-office hit that earned her Filmfare nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Lux New Face of the Year awards.She subsequently earned widespread recognition by playing lead female roles in the 1994 box office hits Aag and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Following this initial success in her career, Shetty starred in several unsuccessful films in which her brief, repetitive roles earned her negative reviews from film critics. The 2000 romantic drama Dhadkan marked a significant turning point in her career, earning her wide critical acclaim and best actress nominations at several award ceremonies.Her performances in the dramas Rishtey (2002) and Phir Milenge (2004) were appreciated, with her portrayal of an AIDS patient in the latter earning her several accolades, including a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination.

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In 2007, after participating in the British reality television series Celebrity Big Brother 5, Shetty was crowned as the winner with 63% of the final vote,[3] after an international racism controversy.[ This was followed by re-establishment of her status in the film industry with two successful dramas Life in a… Metro and Apne,[9] both of which earned her critical appreciation. In addition to film acting, Shetty is also a social activist and is vocal about the issues such as feminism and animal abuse. Since February 2009, she is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals. Shetty turned into a film producer with the 2014 action film Dishkiyaaoon. Her son was born in 2012. – IANS/Wiki

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