Shane Warne will be missed: Shilpa Shetty
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A PREGNANT Shilpa Shetty says that she is glued to the television set whenever team Rajasthan plays a match. She also talks about missing Shane Warne, and loving how everyone’s pampering her.
Q: Your team’s won two matches, you are eight months pregnant, SFL is doing well - one of the happiest phases of your life? A: Life has always been good, but it’s just that presently, there is lot of excitement and wait for the arrival of our baby. Then immediately we have the IPL, SFL, and my spa. So, yes, there is a lot happening and I am happy and enjoying this phase. I’m also really loving all the attention that our families and friends are showering on me! You will not be able to attend most of the matches in the fifth edition of IPL - does that make you feel bad? Fortunately, I am pregnant and unfortunately that does not allow me to travel, but I will be watching every match and cheering from home.
Last year in IPL, you wore two watches for luck - what are your plans for this season? All of us want to take the credit for every run scored and get superstitious with every wicket lost. We just realise it’s so futile after the IPL season is over.
You have Rahul Dravid in the team, both as a captain and coach. Are you a satisfied owner? Of course, Rahul Dravid is a legend and a capable captain. He is a great inspiration to all the youngsters in the team. Everyone’s going to learn and grow individually under his guidance, which shall help the team on the whole.
Will Shane Warne be missed? Do you seek his advice regarding the team? Shane will always be missed. He has sent the team his good wishes and will always be a part of our family.
Do you get time to interact with the players and if yes, what advice do you give them? I do interact with them regularly, but this time, I will meet the team once they come to Mumbai as I was not present for the practice matches in Jaipur. However, I think I am not the right person to advise them, but I do tell them to put their best foot forward and give every team a good fight.
Besides cricket, you’re also busy with the movie The Desire - A Journey Of A Woman, and you’ve been helping your mother promote it..
Of course, I am, and the movie has won quite a few awards at various film festivals. It’s an Indo- Chinese film produced by my mother, starring me, and I am very proud of it.
Are you taking a complete sabbatical? Yes, I’m taking a sabbatical from acting for a while, but work still continues as I just shot for a few commercials. Also, there are SFL, IPL and my spa, so there is hardly any time.
Post delivery, when will your fans see you acting in movies? As soon as I think the time is right.