She was one of the earliest among the popular Video Jockeys (VJ) to make a shift to Bollywood. Now as names like Ayushmann Khurrana and Rannvijay are taking the trend forward, Shenaz Treasuryvala says VJs make excellent actors, given their confidence to face the camera.
"I think VJs make excellent actors as we are not camera-shy and already have confidence. It's all under the blanket of being an on-screen personality," Shenaz told IANS in an email interview.
Shenaz used to anchor music show 'MTV'S Most Wanted' for many years, before she made a move to Bollywood with Ken Ghosh's 2003 movie 'Ishq Vishk'. After that she featured in films like 'Radio' and 'Delhi Belly'.
The 31-year-old will now be seen in romantic comedy 'Main Aur Mr. Right', in which she plays the role of a perfectionist looking for her 'Mr. Right'.
Shenaz feels every girl will be able to relate to the story.
"Most girls, no matter how practical, independent, mature or modern they claim to be, cannot let go of the teenage girl inside them... the girl who's grown up on Shah Rukh Khan or Tom Hanks's films.
"Somewhere inside us, we are all dreaming of a man to sweep us off our feet and ride us away into the sunset on a big black horse. So I think women of all ages will be able to relate to the movie," she added.
Asked if she is equally choosy in her real life as well, she said: "Not as much as my character. She takes picky to another level. I feel that no man is going to be perfect and check all the boxes so I need to pick my top five and go with a man who fulfills those."
Directed by Adeeb Rais, 'Main Aur Mr. Right' also marks the debut of TV actor Barun Sobti. The film's release date is not yet finalised.
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