Shweta Prasad returns to TV with new horror show


Actress Shweta Basu Prasad of ‘Makdee’ fame who also appeared in television serials ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’, ‘Kutumb’, ‘Karishma Ka Karishma’ as a child artiste is making a comeback on the small screen with the new horror series ‘Darr Sabko Lagta Hai’.

Speaking about her return to TV after over a decade, Shweta who won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for her performance in 2002 film ‘Makdee’ said, “I don't know how much things have changed. I don't watch television much. When I did last TV show, I was 11 years old. I'm not mature enough to say how has it transformed or anything, but it's not a comeback or so for me."

"Being actors, one should be open to doing any medium - whether it is films, TV, theatre, ads or others," she told IANS.

About her new show Shweta said, It was an exciting story and my character looked very good. The scope of performance was really high. It's in a short film format, so it didn't take too much time as we shot the episode in a couple of days."

To be hosted by ‘scream queen’ Bipasha Basu, ‘Darr Sabko Lagta Hai’ will feature 26 short films which have all been directed by different directors. Shweta will be seen in the 'Hostel' episode of the show.

"I'm playing the role of Anjali in 'Hostel'. She comes from another city for her education and lives in this hostel, which actually is a haunted building," she said,

Shweta also added that she finds it good to do horror. "It's very interesting. I love reading horror books and watching horror films a lot," she said.

‘Darr Sabko Lagta Hai’ airs on Sunday on &TV channel.

Besides TV, Shweta has also worked in Nagesh Kuknoor’s ‘Iqbal’ and Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’, and also appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Bengali movies.

Shweta was embroiled in a controversy last year when she was accused of being involved in a prostitution racket. However, the charges against the former child actress were later dropped.

The 24-year-old actress was working as a script consultant with ‘Phantom Pictures’ helmed by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.