Mumbai: Shedding her girl-next-door image, Daisy Shah will be seen in a bold avatar in "Hate Story 3" and the actress feels it landed into her kitty just because superstar Salman Khan pushed her to do something different.
Daisy was seen opposite Salman in the 2014 action drama "Jai Ho".
"I had taken a back seat but Salman was the one who really pushed me for the film... He said I should do this because the film is completely different from Jai Ho," Daisy told reporters here.
The actress was speaking at the trailer launch of "Hate Story 3", which also stars Sharman Joshi, Karan Singh Grover and Zarine Khan.
The 31-year-old actress, who made her Bollywood debut as a bubbly girl opposite Salman, said she was aware that the shift to erotic-thriller was not a "safe" choice.
"As an actor, one should be open to all kinds of roles. This is something I have pushed myself further with. This is not a safe zone but I wanted to try it and I did it."
Zarine, who also made her debut with the "Dabangg" star in "Veer", said Salman was not aware for a long time that she was doing "Hate Story 3".
"Honestly, I don't think he knew for the longest that I was doing this film..."
The actress, who appeared in the song "Character Dheela" and starred in "Houseful 3", was initially sceptical to sign the film, directed by Vishal Pandya.
"I was very skeptical in the beginning. But then I met Vishal and he narrated me the script. Over a period of time we became really good friends and I think he has great convincing powers. But yes, in the beginning I was a little skeptical."
Written by Vikram Bhatt and Madhuri Banerji, the film is a sequel to Pandya's 2014 thriller "Hate Story 2" and third instalment of the franchise.
"Hate Story 3" is scheduled to release on December 4.