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)

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

The choosy actress fusses over, then picks her favourite actors, directors, songs and more…
Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 10:14 PM IST

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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From HT Brunch, August 19, 2018

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