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Saturday, Dec 07, 2019

I can be quite a lady: Esha Deol

Actress Esha Deol who has played a loud Tamilian in the comedy One Two Three feels that people generally perceive her as a tomboy.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2008 13:35 IST
Subhash K Jha
Subhash K Jha

Actress Esha Deol, who has played a loud Tamilian in the comedy One Two Three, has one regret - that her mother Hema Malini, a true-blue Tamilian, was not around to watch her recently released comic caper.

"My mother has become quite a jet-setter travelling all over the place for her dance recitals. She's in Kolkata right now. I'll make her see One Two Three as soon as she returns," Esha told IANS.<b1>

The boisterous bit on screen notwithstanding, Esha stood out at the premiere of the movie in her chic makeup and elegant gown. "I guess I wanted to create a contrast to my loud brassy character in the film. People see me as a tomboy. But I can be quite a lady if I want to be," she said.

Esha is now gearing up for the release of her first action film Hijack.

"But let me warn you, I don't do any of the kickboxing and all that stuff I'm dying to do on screen one day. Though this is a hijack-adventure story, all the action converges on Shiney Ahuja. I'm the airhostess and therefore very timid and gentle. The director, Kunal Shivdasani, made sure I don't jump out of character suddenly. It's a very realistic action drama," the actress said.

She dismisses stories of her differences with Shiney. "I don't know where that came from. Shiney and I had a great time shooting Hijack," Esha said.

Hijack would be Esha's last film for a while. "I haven't signed anything. And I won't until something worthwhile comes along."