She may not have touched heights in the film industry but Esha Deol maintains that she has no regrets about doing the movies that did not click and has never felt on cloud nine when her films have become hits. Thus, she dismisses rumours that she is desperately seeking success through her next film Hijack.
“Choosing a film is like getting married. You don’t anticipate that it will not work. I have seen a low phase but I have tasted success with Dus, No Entry, Yuva and then there was Dhoom that popularised me,” says Esha.
Hijack has Esha playing an airhostess in a flight that has been hijacked by terrorists. Her strong character meets an equally courageous Shiney Ahuja on this flight. So how was it working with the actor who was highly appreciated for his role in his latest film Life in a Metro?
Working with Shiney was wonderful as he is fun to work with and a thorough professional, she says. Apart from Hijack Esha is also working in Exchange Offer opposite Rahul Bose. Doing one film at a time seems to be a conscious decision of the new league of actors, and Esha is no exception. “I want to do one film at a time because since I joined the industry, my outlook towards cinema has changed. I am developing interest in crossover cinema and off beat films,” she says.
She also shares that her mother will soon be reviving her production house HM creations and she will be a part of some of the films made under the banner. However, papa Dharmendra does not seem to be keen on casting her in the films he produces. His soon to be released Chamku has Priyanka Chopra as the lead. “That is because he sees me as a daughter and not an actor. Even I will not want to work in his film,” she says.
The alleged story of her friendship gone sour with Kareena Kapoor is old and well known and the actress maintains that she has no female friends in the industry. “It is difficult for two actresses to be friends. My closest friends are Zayed and Fardeen Khan. Trusting an actress in Bollywood is dangerous,” says the actress.
Last we heard, her mother was looking for a suitable boy for her. Has the search ended? “Every mother wants to see her daughter settled and happy. I will also get married eventually but fortunately or unfortunately I am single now. It is work for now,” Esha sums up.