Daisy Shah on turning up the mercury in a monokini for her upcoming film
Her debut Jai Ho had her playing the girl-next-door and in her second Bollywoodouting — Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 3,Daisy Shah plays a rich, sexy woman with grey shades. She won’t just wear hot outfits and monokinis in the film, she will also be seen as a seductress enticing male lead Karan Singh Grover. And guess who convinced her do to the film… Salman Khan!
Says Daisy, “I can’t reveal too much about my character, but all I can say is that there’s a twist to my character which will shock people! It took me more than three months to decide whether I should do it or not. Initially, I was very sceptical about doing it as I wasn’t sure if I would be able to pull of those scenes. Then I dicussed it with Salman who said, ‘If the role is convincing enough, you can pull it off. We are living another person’s life. It’s the character and not Daisy, the person, that the audience is seeing on screen.’ I was lucky to be offered this role after Jai Ho where I played the girl-next-door. This role is not just challenging but poles apart from what I have done in Jai Ho!
That’s why after Jai Ho I kept myself busy with events, shows and appearances rather than sign any random films. I want people to go ‘OMG!’ And not, ‘Yeh toh humne dekh liya’.”
She sizzles in a seductive dance track called Love To Hate You Baby. Daisy says, “It’s the ultimate break-up song. I am wearing a monokini in it. My aim was not to look skinny or be a size zero, but have tight, toned muscles, so I was very confident when I wore it. I can happily flaunt my body today! Looking sexy isn’t easy. It takes hard work and dedication. Most importantly, if you feel sexy, you look sexy.”
Daisy says she hasn’t starved herself, but has eaten in proportion to wear the monokini. “Besides controlling my diet, I did functional training, weights, pilates and cardio everyday. I had different workouts for all the days of the week.”
The actress doesn’t shy away from admitting to Salman Khan as a mentor. “I am not going to deny that. He is Salman Khan and I am lucky enough to have that access to him. Also he knows everything on films — from dialogues to scripting — and that knowledge has helped me. I am thankful and grateful for the advice and help that he has always given me,” she says.