'Gone Kesh would've made noise if it had producers of Bala or Ujda Chaman'
Shweta starrer follows the story of a teenage girl who is diagnosed with alopecia
Mumbai: Before Bala and Ujda Chaman both centred on men with receding hairline hit the screens, Shweta Tripathi played a bald girl in Gone Kesh, a film, she says, would have performed better if it had a strong backing like the two recent releases.
Written and directed by debutante Qasim Khallow, the film follows the story of a teenage girl, an aspiring dancer, who is diagnosed with alopecia, a condition where she starts losing hair rapidly.
Bala stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Sunny Singh plays the lead in Ujda Chaman and while both the films have made a lot of headlines, Shweta's Gone Kesh went without a trace at the box office.
"I did feel bad when Gone Kesh had released, because it was a small film, we didn't have that much P&A, but you still hope people will at least come to watch it. Whether you like it or don't, I am totally ok with that. I was heartbroken as I expected more from the audience," said Shweta.
"I was hoping against hope, that just because we didn't have the money to put up our posters everywhere, people would share the trailer. The audience has a huge responsibility. If there's no money, how am I supposed to reach out to you?" she questioned.
The actor said she isn't negative with how things panned out as she also has to look at the situation with a realistic approach.
"I felt bad that time during the release not anymore because I know how it works. You can't be delusional that I did that film and nobody spoke about it. Look at the producers of these two films. That traction will be there."
"If Gone Kesh had either of these producers, things would be very different, there would've been noise as well. You can't do a lot in limited budget," she added.
Over the years, Shweta has realised the kind of work she wants to be associated with.
"I am now more aware of the kind of cinema and stories I want to do. It's a natural progression and the kind of people I have met who have helped me realise the kind of stories I want to tell. The people I am working with are equally, if not more, passionate about the work."