I desperately want to do theatre – Sheetal Pathak

Posted on May 15 2013 - 3:19pm by Shailesh Narwade


An actor is the happiest person when his or her film releases for the public. An actor is the saddest person when any of his or her films doesn’t see its release for some or the other reason. Almost all the actors experience both these phases, and actor Sheetal Pathak is no exception to them. But 2013 has more good news for Sheetal as her new as well as delayed films are also releasing this year. Sheetal Pathak talks to Rang Marathi on her films, her roles and her ambitions.

“Marathi film Traffic Jam is releasing on 31st May. I think this is the first Marathi film made on the lives and problems of artists like sculptors, painters and likewise. Businessmen buy precious works of these artists at throw away prices and sell it in major markets at much higher rates. In Traffic Jam, I play a painter and the hero’s love interest. I can’t divulge more about the story,” Sheetal said.

The year began with her Marathi film Tatya Vinchoo Lage Raho releasing in January. Sheetal played a lady inspector and did a lot of stunts in the film. Her first Hindi film Chehra, in which she played the female lead, released just a few weeks back. “My make-up artist was working in the film’s crew. He recommended my name for role in Chehra. I was called for the auditions in Juhu and finally got selected this was some two and half years ago. Chehra was completed much earlier but its release was delayed,” Sheetal informed.

Sheetal Pathak, who started her career with Marathi film Mi Amruta Boltoy, has not received any formal training in acting. Irrespective of this fact, she has acted in around 22 films so far. “I consider myself very fortunate for getting opportunities to play variety of characters.”

Sheetal has a number of films lined up under-production or ready for release this year. Among her forthcoming films and characters are: a periodic drama titled Bajirao; a role of blind girl in Bhendi Bazar; a film on social-issue titled Samarthya; a role of handicapped girl in Pandurang Aala; a tamasha artist in Khel Tamasha; and in Marathi film Jaagar, she plays a poor village girl, who is raped and tortured, but with strong determination she goes on to become an IAS officer.

Sheetal wants to portray characters like what Nargis played in Mother India and Sridevi in Sadma. Besides, the actress wants to debut as a director. “It will be my dream project. I have the concept in mind since last many days. Right now I’m doing research on the subject and soon I will be ready with the script. However, I don’t know when I will take it to the floor. But before all this, I’m desperately looking to do theatre. I have always missed opportunities to act on the stage. But now I’m really waiting for a good script to fulfill my wish of doing theatre,” Sheetal Pathak affirmed.