Shooting in Kerala off-late, for an Indo-Canadian project, Force of Destiny, which will see Shahana play the role of a marine biologist interning in Australia. And it certainly was destiny which brought her this role, as she confessed:
“Paul Cox (who has written the book which the film is based on) spotted me while Midnight’s Children premiered in Kerala and that is how I got to be part of his next project. My stepdad, Sanal, is also a Malayali. However, Kerala is very new to me and most of our scenes were shot indoors. I felt that the place has a sense of serenity and calmness, which I really appreciate.”
Shahana has, of course, been part of International films, aside from her award-winning role in her debut film Rock On! Shahana highlighted the cultural and work-ethic differences she encountered while working with an International crew.
“One crucial difference is that they work with smaller crews. There is also a better sense of equality, which I really like; they treat each person in the unit on par with each other. I admire their working style also because there is a better understanding of the fact that the film is a team work and is not resting on one person alone.”
When quizzed about her upcoming films, Shahana said, “There is a Bhutanese film called Vara: A Blessing by Khyentse Norbu, which I had recently done. I am taking part in different film festivals with that movie. There is also a Bangladeshi film called Under Construction coming up.”
Well, we certainly hope that post her slew of International films, the gorgeous Shahana is able to bag some Bollywood projects too.