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Keeping her stand

Riding high on the success of Dor, Ayesha Takia?s next film is Salaam-E-Ishq. But she will be making her presence felt on the television before that.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 11:45 IST

Riding high on the success of Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dor, Ayesha Takia’s next is the much awaited film, Salaam-E-Ishq. But she will be making her presence felt on the television before that.

Takia has been named the brand ambassador for the Sabse Favourite Kaun awards on Set Max. “I have been associated with the awards from the time I joined the industry. I gave my first live performance at the awards. After that I was handed the title of Best New Actress in the following year and the Best Actress after that. So these awards mean a lot to me,” says Takia.

Famed as an actress who never compromises with her principles, she seems happy with her performance so far. “I have a fixed set of principles for work and there are things I will not do in films. So it is only on the basis of my acting ability that I have got work so far,” she says.

While most other actors would happily blame the absence of a godfather in the industry to back them, Ayesha Takia thinks it hardly makes a difference.

“I think it depends completely on an individual. Having a famous last name or a godfather can help only to a certain limit. In fact, even if the industry does not like you, the audience must love you. Only the audience decides who stays in the long run and who does not.”

“I have been lucky not to have any issues with the industry so far. I cannot classify myself as an insider or an outsider o the industry but I am happy I have got so many chances to prove myself as an actor.”

Back to Salaam-E-Ishq, Takia says she had a blast while shooting for the film.

“One can make out from the sets what kind of a blast we had while shooting. I think, Nikhil Advani is a great director because he is so sure of what he wants that you just have to play with him and leave the rest.”

First Published: Dec 02, 2006 11:45 IST