September 23, 2010 05:12:36 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Not many are aware that before making her big screen debut with ROCKET SINGH - SALESMAN OF THE YEAR, Shazahn Padamsee was an established face in the advertisement circuits. Though she has rubbed shoulders with many big names in that world and is now working with Ajay Devgn and Madhur Bhandarkar in DIL TOH BACHCHA HAI JI, Shazahn hasn't left behind her passion of being a model. She is still pretty much active in this circuit and recently shot a commercial with none other than Shah Rukh Khan.
"Well, I am just 21 and all I can say is 'Thank You God'," smiles Shazahn, "I am happy to be working with some of the best folks in business."
In a way, she has been lucky enough to get some of the best co-stars in business, whether it comes to Hindi films, her commercials or the projects down South. From Ranbir to Ajay, she has touched both age groups while in South, she recently did a film with heart throb Ram Charan Teja as well.
While Shah Rukh is a screen icon and Ram Charan pretty much belongs to her age group, one wonders what is so special about her role in the romcom DIL TOH BACHCHA HAI JI? After all she is half the age of her co-star Ajay Devgn and still plays his love interest.
"Well, I am not commenting on that," winks Shazahn who is still not so willing to talk about her role and the obvious age difference, "You see the film and you would know for yourself the relevance behind such casting."
"Having said that, the role of June Pinto, a Catholic girl that I play in the film, is amazing," she goes on to add, "I play an intern in Ajay's company and what happens next is pure magic due to the kind of on-screen bonding that happens between the two of us. The script is just awesome and so is Ajay. It is very important to have a good rapport on sets and know each other well. Ajay is so much down to earth and I think he just goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable."