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Ali is my pillar of strength: Shweta Tripathi

Actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma aka Golu gives credit to Guddu (Ali Fazal) who are uniting in the Amazon Prime’s most talked about thriller webseries ‘Mirzapur Season 2’, for being her pillar of strength.
As Guddu and Golu united on the poster of ‘Mirzapur season 2’, it sets the tone for what will follow here on Amazon Prime’s tentpole show which returns on October 23.
“Mirzapur par badi Beti na sahi, choti raaj karegi”, announced the show’s social media page. Ali’s Guddu and Shweta’s Golu are back, but from this point, there’s no looking back!
Interestingly, Shweta Tripathi Sharma and Ali Fazal were a pillar of strength for each other on set as well. Because of being the two most primary characters carried forward from the last season, the onus of taking the narrative forward is on them too. The duo seeks revenge for the death of their loved ones, as evident from the trailer of the show.
For Shweta, Ali was a stronghold. “The first time I fired a gun, I called him and yelled at him. He and Vikrant (Massey, Babloo from ‘Mirzapur’) had never mentioned how heavy the guns are or how difficult it is to use them. I eventually took training but eventually it’s Ali who helped me out.”
“I spoke at length to him and he gave me the confidence to train and perfect the part. A large part of the show is also preparing yourself emotionally for the action.  Ali was a big support. He would make sure I am doing it perfectly. He would point out if something wasn’t flowing naturally and we would rework thereon,” she said.
Shweta adds that with new characters and actors joining in, it was a double blast working this time around.
“I miss Shriya and Vikrant so much. It was a journey we started together and here we are in the new season. This set has given me some of the best co-actors, the most fun colleagues, and memories of a lifetime.  Mirzapur’s writing keeps you on your toes. Golu in season 2 is nothing like season 1 and it’s my team who helped me create her with some gusto and precision,” adds Shweta.
The show revolves around drugs, guns, murders and lawlessness. It depicts the putrescence, governance and rule of mafia dons and the rivalry and crime prevailing in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.

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