My next twitter bio? I’m crazy, I’m limitless, I am: In a snappy interview, Shama Sikander Gesawat reveals what would-have-been

Updated on Aug 18, 2018 10:14 PM IST

The choosy actress fusses over, then picks her favourite actors, directors, songs and more…

Shama says the lowest point of her life was when depression hit her. Hair by Tabassum. Outfit, Zara; earrings, Forever 21; glasses, Dior(Pranjali Nigudkar)
Shama says the lowest point of her life was when depression hit her. Hair by Tabassum. Outfit, Zara; earrings, Forever 21; glasses, Dior(Pranjali Nigudkar)
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All about Shama

Date of birth: August 4

Sun Sign: Leo

Place of birth: Makrana, Rajasthan

School/college: Everywhere from Makrana to Mumbai. I changed nine to 10 schools till 10th standard and then I stopped studying

First break: Feroz Khan’s film Prem Aggan (1998)

High point of your life: When I achieved victory over my depression. I was back from the lowest point of my life and I started feeling gratitude and love towards life again

Low point of your life :When depression hit me

One song that’s in your head right now...?

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

A mood-lifting song...?

Happy by Pharrell Williams.

If not an actor, what would you have been?

A motivational speaker! But I love being an actor and I don’t think I would trade it for anything else.

Who is your favourite actor?

Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis.

One film you wish you were a part of in recent times...?

I haven’t seen any films recently but I’d love to be a part of Sacred Games. I saw the series on Netflix recently and I think it’s brilliant or even Game Of Thrones!

The directors you’d love to work with...?

Anurag Kashyap, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Aanand L Rai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali...

When you are not working you are...?

Sleeping, watching Netflix or spending time with friends and family.

Your detox menu is...?

I hate detox menus, but mine would have no non-vegetarian. A glass of doodhi juice in the morning mixed with lime, cucumber and mint leaves. Then, if I am having dal it would be in a soup form. So yeah, more soups and salads!

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

My idea of a perfect day would be either to sleep or set off on a trip! I love travelling and exploring as it is very refreshing. 

If you were to change your Twitter bio what would it be?

I am crazy, I am limitless, I am. 

Which fruit/vegetable do you resemble and why?

I think I resemble almonds because of the shape of my face! Plus, I love almonds (laughs)!

Shama’s favourites

Movies: Gangs of New York (2002), Titanic (1997), Phantom Thread (2017), Black (2005), Queen (2013) and Mr. India (1987)

Drink: Red Wine

Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan and Turkish 

Holiday destinations: Switzerland and Greece

Social media: Instagram

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    Lubna Salim is the chief content producer with Brunch. A lifestyle journalist for seven years, she writes on fashion, food, travel and all things luxurious.

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