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Ayesha Takia on her comeback: Never felt nervous about whether I’ll be accepted

Actor Ayesha Takia says that she made sure she picked a substantial and performance-oriented project for her comeback.

bollywood Updated: Jul 19, 2017 16:29 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Ayesha Takia,Bollywood Actor,Music Video
Actor Ayesha Takia is best known for her role in the film Wanted (2009), which also starred Salman Khan.

Actor Ayesha Takia, who took a sabbatical after embracing motherhood in 2013, has recently returned to showbiz with a music video that addresses the subject of human trafficking, titled Zindagi Tujhse Kya Karen Shikvey. Unlike a lot of actors who feel the pressure of seeking acceptance from the audience after a break, Ayesha says that such things were never on her mind.

“I’ve always been a person, even when I was doing two shifts a day, who will finish work and just pack up, go home and get disconnected from everything else. So, I never had that sense of nervousness or concerns that will people accept me or not,” says Ayesha.

The actor, who has worked in films such as Dil Maange More (2004), Socha na Tha (2004), Dor (2006), Wanted (2009), feels happy that she didn’t make a comeback with something frivolous and picked something that talks about an important issue.

“As actors, we all have some responsibility about things that we promote or that we talk about. So I was sure that if I did anything again [on screen], it has to be performance-oriented and have some substance. And this video really excited me, as it tells a meaningful story,” adds Ayesha.

On whether there was any awkwardness or inhibition when she faced the camera after such a long time, the actor says that she’s glad she didn’t change at all as a person in all these years. “ [Also] For a performer, being in the spotlight is like riding a bike. If you don’t do it for a long time, the moment you get back on track, you know how to do it.”

Asked what she missed the most while that she was away from limelight, Ayesha quips, “The moment between ‘action’ and ‘cut’ while shooting on a film set and other than that, nothing else! And that’s something any actor will enjoy being a part of. The rest of it is just a by-product of being an actor.”

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First Published: Jul 08, 2017 16:13 IST