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Shweta Tripathi meets with alopecia patients to prep for her next film 'Gone Kesh'

Shweta Tripathi with a poster of her next film. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 08, 2019, 05.02 PM (IST)

Shweta Tripathi has her hands full as she is busy working on her character for her next film ‘Gone Kesh’ where she plays the role of a girl who has a condition of alopecia. Alopecia is a disorder where the immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting in hair loss from the scalp.

Shweta’s character is that of an aspiring dancer who has this autoimmune disorder that usually results in unpredictable, patchy hair loss. 

In order to get her character right, the actress got more information about the ailment through research and getting in touch with those suffer from this in real life. She met with alopecia patients to understand what they go through and how they deal with it. 

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Taking up the role, Shweta said, “I knew I was doing the film halfway through the script Qasim sent. The story is so full of heart and took me through a roller coaster of emotions. It’s during the prep of the film I realised how we take things (like hair) for granted. I feel hair loss and baldness really takes a toll on people's confidence. Baldness is made fun of and people, especially women, find it hard to accept it and in turn tackle it. I felt with this film we lighten it up and yet ensure the message comes across. Because bald is beautiful."

Shweta was last seen in ‘Mirzapur’ as she wowed the audience with her natural performance. 

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Shweta’s character is that of an aspiring dancer who has a condition called alopecia that results in unpredictable, patchy hair loss.