Daisy Shah: ‘I regret only one thing, saying no to Salman Khan!”

Bollywood new comer Daisy Shah, who will soon be seen in Salman Khan’s Jai Ho, revealed that the one thing which she regretted the most was saying ‘No’ to the superstar when she was approached to do his hit flick Bodyguard.

I regret only about one thing and that was saying no to Salman. I think whether you work with Salman or not, his presence in your life is more than enough. In that way, I felt I lost out on him. I look at him as a hero, as my hero in real and in reel life. I am fond of him, I am romancing him (in the film),” Daisy said in an interview. Daisy was offered to play Kareena Kapoor Khan’s best friend in Bodyguard, but the role did not excite her.

I was not convinced with the part that I was offered to play. I was shooting for a south film and dates were also a problem. I couldn’t put that project on hold, I had to concentrate on one thing, I chose to do south film,” she said.

But it took her sometime to explain to Salman the reason for saying no. “I took time to give an answer to him. I was preparing myself for 7-8 days how to say no to him. I feel anything done half heartedly is a waste,” she said.

When the pretty lady declined the role, Salman just said ‘Ok’, but it surely didn’t go down well with the Dabangg actor! She said that while shooting for her upcoming flick ‘Jai Ho’, Salman Khan told that he was very angry with her for not taking up the role he had earlier offered. Daisy was one of the background dancers in Salman’s Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and he noticed her once and asked her if she would like to get into acting.

We were shooting for a song in South Africa for Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and while doing rehearsals he saw a glimpse of mine in a video tape. He felt I had the potential of becoming big or getting into acting. He did not tell me anything that time as I was not prepared what to do next. When he learnt that I have done modelling and acted in south films he asked me for films,” the actor said. Salman has launched several newcomers and many people look upto him as a godfather and a mentor.

When I have to say something about him, I fall short of words. Whoever I am today, wherever I am today is because of him. I owe it to him,” she said. Daisy is all praise for Salman as an actor. “When you are working with Salman you learn things continuously, there is always a scope of improvement. He wants everybody to show that you are involved in the film and not to be aloof,” she added.

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