What Shenaz treasures

Anchor and actor Shenaz Treasuryvala talks about her yearning for work and travel.

Self-respect :”I will not be sexually-exploited and would not do a role demeaning to women – crawling on the floor, making lewd faces, wearing nothing but heavy make-up and a bra. I kept getting roles similar to Alisha (‘Ishq Vishq’) or I was offered the running- half-naked-in-the-field kind of films. I’d rather wash dishes! I did ‘Umar’ because it was meaningful.”

Satisfaction: “I want to make people feel, laugh and cry with the films I act in, write or direct someday. I want to be part of films like ‘Rang De Basanti’. I would do it for free. Money is not important, creative satisfaction is.”

Wanderlust: “I have a passion for the outdoors. I love scuba diving, trekking, swimming and skydiving. I have traveled the world alone with just a bag pack and my camera. I am fond of photography and hope to have an exhibition someday. I have also written a script. I love the creative process of cinema; I hate its business side.”

Values: “I’m a perfectionist and love my space. I have strong values and never lie, thanks to my Parsi upbringing. I would love my man to be creative and passionate about life. He should be truthful.”

DNATuesday, March 28, 2006 18:50 IST

  • shazoo

    i admire your Self-respect,but doing movies require demands of producers, and there demands are commercial, how can you change that, its like diving into water without getting wet, your dreams can only come true in heven,so see you in heven.

  • shazoo

    i admire your Self-respect,but doing movies require demands of producers, and there demands are commercial, how can you change that, its like diving into water without getting wet, your dreams can only come true in heven,so see you in heven because you belong there..

  • kamal saif

    Shenaz so cute.