‘It feels surreal thinking about my journey’
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