MY FABULOUS FRIDAY
Shernaz Patel loves drama, but only when it’s work. Otherwise, it’s mum’s cooking, books and home decor.
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.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
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.dubaicomedyfest.ae