On a high after winning the Critics’ Choice Award recently for her performance in Dor, Ayesha Takia is looking forward to Salaam-e-Ishq.
Salaam-E-Ishq as the name suggests is an ultra romantic film and so is my character, Gia. Being a true romantic I can easily relate to her. The film is about the lives of six couples where I’m paired opposite Akshaye Khanna and our story is based in Delhi.
The film boasts of a star cast of 12 actors of the likes of Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, John Abraham and Vidya Balan. We had a great time shooting the climax, as all 12 of us got together for the first time in one frame.
For me, Dor was not only a challenging film, but it also spoilt me as an actress. Now, I only want to do roles of substance. Winning the Best Actress Award in the critic’s category only makes me want to do much better work.
Currently, I am shooting for Anurag Kashyap’s No Smoking. It is probably one of the most entertaining and whacky films being made here today. I have a double role as John Abraham’s wife and secretary; and they’re not twin sisters. The film will be released this year.
I used to be a regular with brush and canvas. I’ve always maintained that my life is much more than my work and I’m going to follow my mantra by returning to my art works again.