‘The Fame Game’ Actress Rajshri Deshpande When She First Met Madhuri Dixit: I Was Nervous

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The Fame Game was released last month and the web series has been widely praised by critics and audiences. The thriller drama marks Madhuri Dixit’s digital debut and she wowed viewers with her acting prowess as Anamika Anand in the series. The thriller drama also features Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Muskkan Jaferi, and Makarand Deshpande, among others. Rajshri Deshpande as a no frills cop in the web show also stands out as one of the brilliant performances.

As the web show is already a hit, viewers are curious if they will be able to see the next season soon. In a chat with News18.com, Rajshri spoke about the webcast and her role in The Fame Game, and her first encounter with Madhuri Dixit on the show’s sets.

Asked about the anecdotes from the filming of the series, Rajshri shared that it was a fan girl moment for her, like everyone else, who crosses paths with the stylish Madhuri Dixit. She shared that while they didn’t share screen space together, she was lucky enough to meet the “Kalank” actress.

“Because we were in the same premises and like a lot of the time it happens in the same space. She shoots too. And right after that, I also shoot on the same sets. That’s how I met and when she met me and found out that I was playing Shobha, we had a really nice chat and I said, ‘Please give give me some time because it’s a fan moment for me because I look up to you and follow you.’ I think Madhuri is everyone’s dream, and maybe everyone loves her too.

She also shared that they were related through the Marathi language and while talking to the veteran actress, she felt his love and warmth.

“I felt really good after talking to someone who is ‘The Madhuri Dixit’. I just felt like I was talking to someone I know personally and I felt like talking to my big sister. On sets, she always made everyone feel comfortable, including me, so it was the first meeting with Madhuri, and I was really nervous.

Speaking about the upcoming season of The Fame Game, Rajshri said, “I don’t know how it’s going to be. I really can’t say there will be a second season, or a third season, but yeah, we’re all looking forward to the sequel? I also want to know if Shobha will find Anamika, and after she finds Anamika, what will happen. Previously it was Anamika and Shobha now it is Anamika, Amaara and Shobha. It’s going to be interesting. So I really don’t know what’s going to happen, but I really hope the writer, the showrunner creates a little more magic in the next season.

As her character as Shobha Trivedi (a no-frills lesbian cop) on the show is one of The Fame Game’s most talked about roles, we asked her what she thinks about it.

“For me, Shobha is a person who recognizes and honors her vulnerable side, her strengths and her complexities. She’s a particular section of society, but she doesn’t want to be loud about it to raise a point. Sometimes to stand out is all about blending in and doing, fixing the binaries of normalcy that exist in society. And I think that’s the key to reclaiming what has been denied to certain communities and creating more equal and safe spaces for every person. That’s how she thinks she means I’m a normal, different person. It’s just my assurances and just my preference in life. I’m just part of society, as much as a man and a woman, and that’s how I look at it,” Rajshri said.

Netflix’s The Fame game started airing on February 25, 2022 and is being loved by audiences and critics alike.

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