ALTBalaji recently announced its new web-series Mentalhood, a show on the crazy ride of Motherhood. Raising kids is an art. Some make it into a highly precise science, but most of them are like tigresses protecting their cubs. Directed by Karishma Kohli, Mentalhood will see the talented actor Shilpa Shukla making her digital debut as Namrata Dalmia, a workaholic mom. Staying true to the title, the web-series will showcase the topsy-turvy ride of the various kinds of mothers that exist and how they manoeuvre their way through unreasonable expectations and eccentricities to raise their children. Multi-tasking becomes a habit and constant worrying and guilt feeling becomes their nature.
The talented Shilpa Shukla joins the palette of promising actors to bring this fresh concept to life. Shilpa’s character, Namrata is the queen of multi-tasking and if this were a circus, she would be a master juggler where her default emotional setting is guilt. Untouched by the judgements that come along, Namrata downs tequila to throw away even a hint of self-doubt while embracing motherhood with all the pampering towards her kids in her fabric. Spilling more on her role, Shilpa shared, “It’s feels amazing to arrive at Namrata, her reality & relevance. To give a face & voice to numerous women out there in the world who are constantly balancing work & family, remains as the most unique experience for me.
I feel grateful to be sharing the screen with such marvellous actors. They are just the right balance between sensitivity & humour. They support you in discovering the character together. ”
Talking about how Shilpa has taken inspiration from her own life for the character, she further adds, “It’s such a pleasant space to be in every morning when Karishma Kohli, the super talented director takes you through her vision of the character & scene. I, being a director’s actor look forward to how she envisions a scene & story.”
Mentalhood is set to release later this year and we surely, are excited to see the mother maniacs it has for the world to see! Stay tuned to this space for more updates on the show. Download and subscribe to ALTBalaji NOW!