Shilpa's performance in 'Phir Milenge' is widely regarded as her best to date. She portrayed an HIV patient, who takes the legal route to fight injustice on the official front. She effectively puts forth the emotional and personal trauma of an HIV patient. The role is also significant as it was one of the first roles by a mainstream actor in a film about AIDS. She received Best Actress nominations at the Filmfare, Zee, Star Screen and IIFA Awards.