I don’t want to restrict myself: Daisy Shah

Debarati Palit Singh
Thursday, 14 June 2018

Daisy Shah says she is still trying to figure out the genre she fits into while promoting her film Race 3

Daisy Shah is once again collaborating with Salman Khan on the big screen after Jai Ho, which released in 2014. The actress plays an integral part in Race 3, directed by Remo D’souza, which is Salman’s big Eid release. Time and again, Daisy has maintained that she is part of the entertainment industry because of Salman, whom she considers as her mentor. Talking about collaborating with the actor-producer after five years, the choreographer-turned-actress says, “Salman is an entertainer. He knows what works, what kind of films the audiences want to see. To reach that level takes years. The day I have that kind of fan-following and I understand what my fans want from me, I will start working on it.” 

The actress adds that right now she is still trying to figure out the genre she fits into. But is there any genre she wants to work on in particular? “I am working on different scripts as much as possible because I don’t want to restrict myself. I am more like water; in whatever form you put me in, I will become that,” she believes.

This time around, the actress is into a complete action mode in Race 3 and she is completely enjoying it. “I was totally enjoying myself,” she says, adding, “I was super excited to work on the film. The way people are giving their love and support to the film trailer and songs is so over-whelming that it drives you further.”

Though she is one of fittest actors in Bollywood, the action sequences required a lot of extra effort, both mentally and physically. “Yes, I had to do a lot of training in kick-boxing, martial arts, acrobatics like the back flicks which needed training,” she explains.

Not just the action scenes, but her character in the film looks quite interesting with some shades of grey which mainstream Bollywood actresses hardly get to play. “Every character in the movie has layers. So is Sanjana’s character, she is not black and white but somewhere in between,” she says, adding, “We get to play roles which are either too good or too bad. Such characters are rarely written and if you get a chance to play such a character (which are layered), they must be grabbed immediately.”

Since the trailer of Race 3, which also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala, is out, one of her dialogues — ‘Our business is our business, none of your business’ has been highly trolled on social media. From uploading funny videos to memes, social media users are doing it all. But the Hate Story 4 actress has taken the whole episode very sportingly. “How can I not be grateful about something people have done for me? I cannot deny the fact that their motive was to troll me but instead they have made me and the dialogue so popular. Today wherever I go, people might not know me by my name but they know me by the dialogue. I have taken it in a positive way.”

As soon as the film releases, Daisy, along with members of the The Da-Bangg Tour team, will travel for their international shows. In fact, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline, Sonakshi Sinha and Daisy herself have been uploading funny pictures and videos of the rehearsals. “We had a grand rehearsal on Wednesday and all of us came together and had a great time. It’s really fun interacting with everyone and understanding everyone’s acts,” she says.

The pictures are also breaking the myth that two actresses cannot be friends. They can also support each other without being insecure. In one of the videos, Daisy is seen giving a cute peck on Jacqueline’s cheek. 
“I consider myself lucky to be fitting into that bracket where we are changing the perception of the people that two actresses cannot be friends,” she says as she signs off.

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