‘It feels sur­real think­ing about my jour­ney’

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Hav­ing started her Bol­ly­wood career as an as­sis­tant dancer, it over­whelms Daisy Shah to be one of the lead­ing ladies of the suc­cess­ful Race fran­chise.

“When I look at the film’s poster, I feel so sur­real think­ing about my jour­ney. I was one of the as­sis­tant dancers on Race 10 years ago, and now I am one of the lead ac­tors of Race 3. I have got a chance to share screen space with leg­ends like Anil Kapoor and Sal­man Khan.”

Daisy started out in show­biz as an as­sis­tant dancer un­der ace chore­og­ra­pher Ganesh Acharya, and first worked with Sal­man Khan in the film Tere Naam (2003). “I started from zero, re­ally. It is about meet­ing the right peo­ple at the right time that makes you go where you do. And I know that in our in­dus­try, every­one works hard but not every­one gets recog­ni­tion. Per­haps that is why I am quite com­pas­sion­ate to­wards peo­ple on a film set, in­clud­ing tech­ni­cians, be­cause I know I was one of them a while ago,” said the ac­tor.

While in Race 3, Daisy plays a strong-headed, out­spo­ken woman, she is quite the op­po­site in life. “I’m an in­tro­vert who is a lit­tle shy to get into ran­dom chats. I would rather ob­serve peo­ple silently. My char­ac­ter is quite an ‘out there’ per­son,” she says. With Race 3 hav­ing been helmed by Remo D’Souza, also a well-known chore­og­ra­pher, would she, in the fu­ture, want to be a part of a dance movie di­rected by him? “I had a brief chat with Remo sir, but we need the right script to col­lab­o­rate for a film,” she says, adding, “I so wish to dance with Varun Dhawan in a dance film. Hope­fully, some­day the wish will be ful­filled.”

I was an as­sis­tant dancer on Race, years ago, and now I am one of the lead ac­tors of Race 3. I share screen space with leg­ends such as Sal­man Khan and Anil Kapoor. DAISY SHAH AC­TOR

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