Sh­er­naz Pa­tel loves drama, but only when it’s work. Oth­er­wise, it’s mum’s cook­ing, books and home decor.

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I like com­fort food – no fancy res­tau­rants for me! My mum’s Parsi (Zoroas­trian) food is the best. If she’s cook­ing, I’ll be there. Parsi cui­sine is de­li­cious. Not nec­es­sar­ily the clichéd, pop­u­lar ones – it’s the sim­ple dishes that al­ways taste good.


I love read­ing. I’m just about to start The Year of

the Run­aways by Sun­jeev Sa­hota. If you were to open my hand­bag any­time, any­place, you’d find a book in it. If not a book, def­i­nitely a play script. Peo­ple don’t think of plays as leisure reads but I en­joy them, and not just be­cause I’m a per­former.


I al­ways en­joy work­ing with my co-ac­tors, whether they’re ‘stars’ or not. I’ve had great work­ing re­la­tion­ships with Hrithik Roshan, Aish­warya Rai, Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan), Naseerud­din Shah… Ran­bir (Kapoor) is lovely to work with too. Th­ese guys want their work to be good and we’re all work­ing to­wards a com­mon goal, so the star sta­tuses and trap­pings dis­ap­pear once they’re in char­ac­ter.

* Catch The Sid­dhus of Up­per Juhu at 8pm tonight at the Duc­tac Theatre, Mall of the Emi­rates. Tick­ets from Dh100. Visit www.dubaicom­e­

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