In 2007, Shazahn Padamsee made her stage debut with her father, veteran theatre personality and ad filmmaker Alyque Padamsee’s play Unspoken Dialogues. Shazahn, besides having just acted in it, also produced the conglomeration of 11 monologues and dialogues.
After a brief stint in theatre, the actor turned towards Bollywood with her debut film Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009) followed by a couple of South Indian films and Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011). But now, the Housefull 2 actor reveals plans to make a comeback in the theatre world again.
“Yes, I plan to make time for a play this year. Of late, I have been busy with multiple film assignments but if things go well, I will return to theatre in 2012. I have mentioned it to my father. Let’s see how things work out. But one thing is for sure; I am very keen to act in a play. Theatre will always be dear to me,” says Shazahn.
Ask Shazahn about her father’s views on the movies she acts in and she says: “My dad is my harshest critic. He is very honest with his opinions and never holds his feelings back. And I really like it because the constant compliments you get can cloud your vision. So you need someone to criticise you.”
With Housefull 2 scheduled for release on April 5, the actor admits that she is on cloud nine. “In simple words it’s a big film for me. To be part of such a huge canvas of stars is genuinely a big honour. Since I am so new and junior to everyone else in the film, it means the world to me to be part of this star-studded movie. So I feel like I am over-the-moon,” says Shazahn, who plans to sign her next film only after Sajid Khan’s comic caper hits theatres.