Actress Shefali Shah gets real for reel role

Mumbai: Actress Shefali Shah has said she spent a day with an undertrial criminal to prepare for her role in `Kucch Luv Jaisa`.

In the film, Shefali, a housewife meets Rahul Bose, a criminal on the run, at a coffee shop, and ends up spending the day with him. The chance encounter changes their lives forever in the movie, directed by debutant Barnali Shukla.

The actress maintained that she did an unusual thing to get into the skin of her character as she wanted to learn how a normal person behaves in presence of an undertrial.

"It was unnerving, of course. I wanted to be honest and absolutely non-judgemental towards him (the undertrial). I realised we did share a common ground as what two human beings could possibly share. We talked of everything under the sun, including small things like the food in the jail."

Shefali will be seen in an all new glamorous avatar in `Kucch Luv Jaisaa, produced by her husband Vipiul Shah.

The actress said she lost around 12kg weight in less than four weeks. The film releases on May 27.