ESHA GUPTA:

I WAS NOT SURE ABOUT PLAY­ING A NEG­A­TIVE CHAR­AC­TER

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Esha Gupta i s play­ing a neg­a­tive char­ac­ter in her up­com­ing thriller

Rus­tom, but the ac­tress says she was ini­tially skep­ti­cal about say­ing yes to the role.

The 30-yearold ac­tress, who was last seen in 2014 com­edy Humshakals, said she was do­ing a movie af­ter a long gap and con­sulted Rus­tom lead star Ak­shay Ku­mar be­fore say­ing com­ing on board for the movie. Ak­shay plays the lead char­ac­ter of navy of­fi­cer Rus­tom Pavri in the movie.

“Ini­tially, I wasn’t sure about play­ing a neg­a­tive char­ac­ter. I was com­ing back on screen af­ter a while and I was con­fused if this will be the right choice. That was the time I asked Ak­shay sir, ‘Should I or should I not?’. “Priyanka did ‘Ai­traaz’, Aish­warya did ‘Kha­kee’ and peo­ple re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated their work. I hope au­di­ence will like it as it was some­thing dif­fer­ent and ex­cit­ing for me,” Esha said dur­ing the film’s press con­fer­ence here. The film, based on the real life in­ci­dent of Naval Of­fi­cer KM Nana­vati, is set in 1960s and the ac­tress gives di­rec­tor Tinu Suresh De­sai the credit for her look in the movie. “Credit for my look goes to the di­rec­tor, the cos­tume de­signer and my styling team. Tinu sir had a clear pic­ture of what he wanted my char­ac­ter to look like and stylist got it bang on right,” she said. Pro­duced by Neeraj Pandey, ‘Rus­tom’ also stars Ileana D’Cruz. The film will hit the the­aters this Fri­day.

Esha Gupta.

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