Ayesha Takia, who is making a comeback with director Nagesh Kukunoor’s film, Mod, says the break, post her marriage was a practical step towards a secured future. After marrying restaurateur Farhan Azmi in 2009, the actor got involved in his business. The Salman Khan-starrer hit, Wanted, in the same year. was her last release.
“I really took time to understand the restaurant business. I took the break because I needed to look at the things from an outsider’s perspective,” she says. The actor says that her love for acting inspired her to make a come-back. “For me, it’s all about the craft and I enjoy it thoroughly. So, if I don’t sign anything that genuinely excites me, I lose interest right there. I was fortunate that Nagesh came to me with Mod,” says Ayesha, who made her debut with Taarzan: The Wonder Car in 2004.
The 25-year-old, who earned critical acclaim for her performance in Kukunoor’s Dor (2006), is all praise for the director. “Nagesh brings out the best in me. He gave me a dream role in Dor,” says the actor, adding, “After that, I didn’t think it was possible to do such a role again, but Mod is the best film for me to do after a long wait.” Set in a hill station, Mod is a love story. In the film, Ayesha has been paired opposite MTV VJ Rannvijay. In awe of her character in the film, the actor says, “The character I play is amazing. She is mature and independent. She has this clock store and she meets Rannvijay, and falls in love with him.” The film is slated for a September 30 release.