Esha Deol Thaktani is eager to work on more action-oriented movies and television series
Esha Deol Takhtani is clear about what she wants, which are a solid screenplay and a fulfilling part, since she is firmly committed to "quality over quantity" at this stage of her career. The Dhoom actress has set her eyes on action-oriented movies or series after trying her hand at action in the thriller series Hunter on Amazon miniTV, looking for the "adrenaline high" at the end of the day. Esha discusses her motivation as an actress, her daughter's response to her stunt work, her fitness quest, and her actor father Dharmendra's future movie appearance in an interview with The Telegraph Online.
Online at The Telegraph What inspired your enthusiasm for Hunter? What was the atmosphere like on the sets?
Esha Deol Takhtani: My character Divya's journey, as well as the storyline and representation of it, are all excellent. When listening to it, I felt it to be quite exhilarating and fascinating (script narration). I believed this was the part I should play since the character is straightforward and brave, plus there is action! Suniel Shetty is a part of it, and the producers are fantastic. All of the crew members are young, and they each had a unique vision for how they intended to film the series. At the same time, it is very mass-like. Being on the sets, working, and socializing with the other performers, especially Anna (Suniel Shetty) and Rahul Dev, was simply great and full of fun and adventure.
Several Instagram users who have seen your exercise videos have said that you belong in an action movie. So when will it occur?
By Esha Deol Takhtani (Smiles) Our lives would be so much less complete without fitness. I have always tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, self-discipline, and being fit. I've always been athletic and sporty. Being hydrated and toned is important to me. They will be able to witness me in action in Hunter. I'm looking forward to doing more action-packed parts as a result of this. I believe it comes easily to me. The adrenaline rush I have as an actor at the end of the day is quite fulfilling since my body language and everything else blend into the action very well. I'm eager to take greater initiative.
Your children Radhya (5) and Miraya (3) must have been overjoyed to see you in this action avatar.
Esha Deol Takhtani: When I used to get ready in my home cosmetics studio, I would sometimes show my girls some stills from the shoot. Kids adored seeing their mother kick nasty men while brandishing a pistol. (Laughs) Their out-of-this-world response was cherished.
Your father Dharmendra will soon be seen in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, a movie starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh and directed by Karan Johar, just like you.
Esha Deol Takhtani: Well, daddy appears in a few significant movies. Being a daughter, it's a fantastic feeling. (Smiles) I can see how excited he is to visit the sets, and when we meet, he displays his delight and tells us about events that have taken place there. His exuberance is so contagious, and he is just too, too, too cute. I'm happy to see that father is working hard.
When you recently shared photos from your birthday celebration with your former co-stars Tusshar Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, and Zayed Khan, it caused many people to feel nostalgic.
Esha Deol Takhtani: Tusshar, Fardeen, and Zayed are three men I've known for a very long time and who have been my friends. We have kept in contact and have always looked out for one another, which is the beauty of our relationship. Hence, it goes without saying that they will attend my birthday party. (Smiles) To me, they will always be family. We like one other's company and had a terrific time working on movies together. I'm delighted they have resumed their jobs as well. Zayed will make a comeback in a movie, and Tusshar is directing it. I always want the best for them.
Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis, both Oscar winners, emphasized that women shouldn't listen to comments that they are beyond their prime. We see females performing at the height of their powers later in their careers, too, in India. Do you believe that experience gained through time makes a difference?
Esha Deol Takhtani: It's true that knowledge amassed through time can benefit any human being since we are now wiser, smarter, and more developed. There is a certain thehrav who approaches us. In the past, we would be enthusiastic about everything and everything, naïve, irresponsible, and restless. Now that we've made the right choice, it is visible on the screen. I can say that being a mother has significantly changed me, and it is obvious. I recognize that in myself, and it's unquestionably the way to go.
What motivates you right now as an actor?
Esha Deol Takhtani: Getting a solid screenplay and a fulfilling part are essential for me to feel content with what I am doing. Quality always wins out over quantity. I'm delighted to be back and working toward it, however.