Posted: 11 December 2012 at 8:40am | IP Logged
TOI: I got the creative bug from my maternal side: Shama SikanderBy Swasti Chatterjee, TNN | Dec 11, 2012, 12.15 PM IST
Actor Shama Sikander whom we are currently seeing as the 'Bhayankar Pari' in Baal Veer is a talented fashion designer. And the actress, who was on a break has created the label Saisha two years back.
"I have been completely attached with the label. Last year we were a part of the prestigious Lakme Fashion Week talent box which was a landmark for me and my label. This year also my fashion label has travelled to South Africa
and we got a very good response because there isa huge market for the Indian designers inforeign countries. And it was good for my label as I wanted to capitalise on that."
Shama feels that her artistic genes have come from her mother and her late uncle. "My mother has been a huge inspiration. In my childhood most of the dresses which I wore were designed by my mom and also she used to do a lot of artistic stuff like table cloth, covers, etc. My uncle also had been a great master and was renowned - so these two persons were enough to inspire me in this field."
Sikander feels her doing something new in this line was always there in her mind but because she is the eldest in the family she wanted to establish her career first and then try for this. "After acting, there came a time when I realised I am bored doing the same things again and again and that was the time I came up with the label. I am settled with the brand now and I have a full team who will be taking care of this along with me. And when I got Baal Veer
I thought this is a good time to do television again and isn't life all about multi-tasking and balancing," she adds.