Shantanu Maheshwari turns 31 on March 7 and this birthday should be special for him. His Bollywood debut, Gangubai Kathiyawadi by Sanjay Leela Bhansali It received good reviews and sounded like cash registers.
“The reactions are all positive. People appreciate my work and chemistry with Alia (Butt). I’m very happy,” says Maheshwari.
The actor admits that it was very difficult to keep his introduction a secret as the epidemic delayed everything.
“[Not disclosing things for] Three years is not a joke. Covit-19 stopped publishing and it was hard for me to cover it. At one point I wanted to announce to the world that ‘I was going to be a part of it’. But it had its own privileges that were not announced to the world – it came as a shock to the people, “said Maheshwari, who was part of such programs. Dil Dosti dance and Over women.
He did not even tell his family what his role was. “They were a little curious and wanted to know everything. I said ‘go and see the movie and find out.’ When they saw me, they were really happy and proud and couldn’t keep it up,” he says.
Best compliment, says Bhansali. “He praised my work. He’s not a casual admirer, he knows what he’s talking about, he’s a workaholic. When he did it, it’s very special. After him, it’s my best friend, she praised me. She’s very strict. Because I thought I should have done a decent job, ”the actor teases.
Sharing her plans for her birthday this year, Maheshwari said, “I was not too excited for the birthday or planned for that day in advance. For me, this is a day dedicated to spending time with my family and close friends. The rest of the time is already planned as Kuch Hota Nahi Hai Industry Man, so I make sure to be with them on this day.