"I did so much in ‘Kasautii…’, and played so many shades of a woman in that one show, that when someone offers me a role, I feel I have already done it in ‘Kasautii…’. So it is very difficult to convince me for a role," Shweta told IANS.
However, the 31-year-old admits it was an instant decision to give a nod to Sony’s "Parvarish", in which she plays a simple mother.
"When I got the script, and read it, I was ready to do the show. It is such a simple, true-to-life story, and I am sure this show will be a trendsetter for many such shows for future," she said.
Shweta earlier featured in fiction shows like "Jaane Kya Baat Hui" and "Naaginn", as well as reality shows like "Nach Baliye 2" and "Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao". She even participated in "Bigg Boss 4", and went on to become the first woman participant to win the show.
The actress, who is also active in the Bhojpuri film industry, is also keeping herself busy on the movie front.
Recently she sizzled in an item number "Dil ka achar" in Bollywood film "Bin Bulaye Baraati" and is set to feature in more films too. She says involving herself into so many different things is what keeps her creativity on the go.
"This is called doing different characters. This is called working in this industry. If you keep doing the same thing again and again, then it’s like you are doing a nine-to-five job.
"I wanted to do different things, that’s why I took part in dancing reality shows, singing reality shows, comedy reality show…that’s why I did ‘Kasautii…’, ‘Jaane Kya Baat Hui’, I played a negative role in ‘NaaginN’…and now I am playing this simple, non-glamorous mother in ‘Parvarish’," said Shweta, who raises an 11-year-old daughter Palak, single-handedly.
She says money is important, but not at the cost of the quality of her work.
"I have tried everything in my life. Yes, I am an actor, I want to earn money, I want to have a particular budget coming home. But just to earn that money, I can’t keep doing the same thing again and again.
"I start getting frustrated and irritated soon. So I have to accept something which is close to my heart, and I enjoy working in. That’s why I keep doing different things," she said.
Among Shweta’s big screen projects is Indo-Pak movie "Sultanat" and she is also doing "Married to America" and "Gopal My Bro". In "Gopal My Bro", she will feature alongside actor Karanvir Bohra, who played her son in "Kasautii…".