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Shweta Tripathi Image Credit: IANS

Actress Shweta Tripathi finds show business “hero-driven” and says writing good roles for women is the first step towards gender equality.

“Gender equality will happen when the roles are also equal. There is no point fighting for things when you don’t have a standing as your co-actor,” Tripathi said. “Pay should be decided based on the role in the project... It is getting better now.”

After roles in ‘Masaan’, ‘Haraamkhor’, ‘Zoo’, ‘Mirzapur’ and ‘Gone Kesh’, Tripathi will play Dr Shreya in season two of Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’.

The show exposes the dark underbelly of the medical world, be it the medicine black market or the inefficiency of the system.

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In ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’. Image Credit: Supplied

“I did a lot of workshops with doctors before we started shooting the project, and even during the shoot, there were a lot of workshops. One thing I did on my own was to speak to a girl who was Shreya’s age. I tracked her day-to-day life — what she wore, nail paint to the food she would eat because that helped me understand the world better. I think it helped me a lot,” Tripathi said.

Tripathi is very proud of her performance and past work.

“There are no regrets. I wouldn’t do anything differently because it has made me who I am. It has shaped my career. I really think that all the characters I do, take a bit of me and I take a bit from all the roles. I love all the characters that I have done,” the actress says.

“I see my career as a report card and I am very proud of everything that is in there from my co-actors to the kind of projects I have done to the stories.”

The actress has taken a vow to never let down her fans.

“I don’t mind I have a smaller audience... Recently, my doctor said that ‘let me know what your next project will be. We are looking forward to it’. And this is what makes me happy,” she said, adding that people should follow their dream “even if it is difficult or heartbreaking”.

“It will be all kind of things, there will be people who will pull you down... but you need to believe in yourself,” added the actress, who is busy working on the second season of ‘Mirzapur’.

Don’t miss it!

Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.