Pretty, petite, poised. Singer Sharon Prabhakar and ad-theatre daddy Alyque Padamsee’s daughter, Shazahn Padamsee, wins you over in Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji.
fresh face Shazahn Padamsee with Ajay Devgn in ‘Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji’Armed with perfectly manicured nails, ironed tresses, Jimmy Choo heels (she loves pinks, purples and gold) and a gorgeous smile, at 22, Shazahn Padamsee oozes that elfin charm and cosmopolitan upbringing of sin city, Mumbai.
“I simply love Hindi movies,” she gushes. I couldn’t possibly have pursued any other profession except acting on the silver screen. I love what life brings to me and I feel privileged to be doing what I want.” Shazahn (her name means ‘queen of the planet’) decided to graduate to Bollywood after her stint in theatre and acting in various ad films for brands like McDonalds, Clean & Clear, 7 Up, Nescafe, Airtel, Gitanjali Jewels, among others. Adding to that, she has even tried her hand at event management.
She did a small role opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year and her performance was appreciated by the audience. “Working in Rocket Singh… was a great learning experience,” she says, admitting, “My parents guide me. When I took to films, my father assumed reins of my career. He is very strict about my professional decisions and keeps me in check,” adds Padamsee.
Shilpi Madan in conversation with Shazahn Padamsee
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