Model-actor, Shahwar Ali seemed to be in a confessional mood during a recent trip to Ahmedabad to attend a fashion show. And yes, he even said some of the most clichéd lines that every tinseltown visitor says when he comes to town. Like most of them, he too seemed to have a real liking for the ubiquitous Gujarati thali. Ask him about the fashion quotient of the city and he feels that while youngsters have become trendy, "the city has a long way to go," when it comes to fashion.Modelling might be his first love, but Shahwar admits that he’s still trying his luck at the movies. After a cameo in Om Shanti Om, he’s also wrapped up a Hollywood movie Hidden and a typical Bollywood comedy, Amar Joshi Shahid Ho Gaya. Coming up next will be Turning Point with Tulip Joshi, set to hit the screen soon.
His wishes to play the role Al Pacino played in Scarface in future. One-time fitness trainer Shahwar believes in staying fit An accidental model, Shahwar once had dreams of playing hockey at the national level and had assumed he’d end up taking a government job someday. But given the way his life has taken shape, today, Shahwar doesn’t believe in, "planning for the future, anymore." As someone who has been part of the glamour industry for seven years, Shahwar has been showered with lots of compliments. But the best one came from Amitabh Bachchan. "During an award function in Dubai, Mr Bachchan told me that I looked good on the ramp. I was over the moon." Shahwar, who owns a boutique and a nightclub in Mumbai, feels newcomers should never take the easy route in life. “Work hard and success will be yours. There will be plenty of distractions, but stay focused and you’ll reach your goal.” And does he have a woman in his life? Shahwar says he’s single and ready to mingle. "Actually I am looking for a suitable girl, but I haven’t found her yet. My definition of Miss Right is simple: she has to be down-to-earth, pleasant and easy-going and a lot like me, " he quips. If any of you suitable girls fit Shahwar’s wishlist, you know what to do!