“Shazahn is shedding the plain Jane image that she has gathered over the years, courtesy Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year and Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji“, says a close associate, “She had done Rocket Singh… since it was a Yash Raj film, had Shimit Amin of Chak De India fame as the director and most importantly featured her opposite Ranbir. However, she had to play a simple girl next door in the film which meant being quintessentially filmy was out of question. Then Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji was a realistic set up where she had Ajay Devgn opposite her and she had to be dressed in formals throughout.”
All of this meant that her glamorous side was never on display which was quite a pity for not just her fans but even Shazahn since in real life; she is comfortable wearing short dresses and chic Western outfits.
“This would be pretty much visible in Housefull 2 where director Sajid Khan has ensured that each of his leading ladies play up to their strengths and wear the kind of dresses that present them as true blue heroines”, a source from the production house adds.
This means that while there would be a new Asin, Jacqueline and Zareen that one would see on screen, it is the new kid on the block, Shazahn, who would be throwing a few surprises as well.
Agrees Shazahn, “See, I was a little uncertain while I was doing Rocket Singh… though Dil Toh… was great fun. June Pinto will always be a part of me since I played a girl who was just me. Also, that film gave me so much and I grew along with it. Thanks to that film, I got Housefull 2.”
Eager to grab the opportunity, she changed her entire look, persona and attire for this Sajid Nadiadwala produced film.
“It isn’t like Dil Toh Bachcha… or Rocket Singh…; it is a far more glamorous role. Moreover there are songs and other stuff that make it my first full fledged commercial film. In none of my earlier two films I was romantically paired per se with my co-stars. However in Housefull 2, I am happy to be pitched as a heroine. Now I want to see how audience reacts to me.”