IN A SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH TWO VERY FUNNY GUYS
Karan and Varun: So, what’s up? What’s happening these days? Humshakals 2, maybe?
Esha: “This shoot! And, well, we are planning our next project for which pre-production is going to start in August! No, it isn’t Humshakals 2. I don’t think that’s happening, and if it is, I haven’t been approached for it.”
Karan and Varun: Will you watch it if part 2 is made? Do you watch all movies?
Esha: “I just watch a lot of films! The other day, Jaani-Dushman was on and I saw that.”
Karan and Varun: Brilliant! High five for that because that movie deserves a lot more acclaim that it’s getting. I mean, it’s one of the finest movies. So, what’s the one mantra that keeps you going?
Esha: “Don’t kill people!”
K&V: Is it annoying when you’re the centre of attention and all eyes are on you? What stresses you out?
Esha: “People in stress, stress me out. I am in Zen mode all the time. If things aren’t going well and the energies don’t meet, I’m like, ‘Why are you tense? Relax’. Someone wrote on Twitter today, ‘If people are sucking happiness out of you, let them suck your fat as well!’ It’s my new mantra.”
K&V: Makes sense! You did a horror movie called Raaz 3. What scares you?
Esha: “Nothing! While we were shooting in Mauritius [for Humshakals], Tamannaah had a make-up artist called Tanya who used to tell ghost stories. In fact, Sajid [Khan] used to get very scared. It never scared me though, I happily go watch horror movies. ”
K&V: Rapid fire question: are you seeing someone right now?
Esha: “Yeah! I’m seeing you right now! (laughs) You mean am I dating someone? Maybe. It’s always a maybe. You know I have become politically correct.”
K&V: So do you sit and rehearse your answers?
Esha: “Nooo! If I would have done that, I wouldn’t have ended up with my foot in my mouth so many times!”
K&V: And did you ever want to be anything other than an actor?
Esha: “I wanted to be a chef! I always wanted to open my own restaurant. But then my dad always made fun of me because I’m a vegetarian, and he didn’t think it would work. I tried cooking him some chicken once, and it didn’t turn out so well...”
K&V: Some chef you’ll be! We know you’ve been on a bunch of best-dressed lists—do you feel you must always look good?
Esha: “You know, honestly, I just don’t like dressing up! Like, I will not wear heels just because I am going to Lokhandwala market, or I won’t wear make-up to the gym! I mean, I’m working out and doing cardio and sweating! I’m still a tomboy.”
K&V: So if you go to an event and there’s an actress wearing the exact same dress as you...what would you do?
Esha: “I’ll to take a selfie with her!”
K&V: Cool! That’s pretty ballsy. And you know what’s going to happen the next day—you are doing to be on the front page of Mid Day!
Esha: “Yeah! I mean it will be so cool. We’ll get maximum publicity.”
K&V: If your wardrobe catches fire, what things will you run away with? Even though you don’t like dressing up.
Esha: “All my shoes and bags! That’s all I’m interested in. They’re the most expensive, while my clothes are cheap.”
K&V: It’s good to know your shoes are more precious than life! What are your favourite books, movies and TV shows
Esha: “I’m addicted to GameOfThrones.”
K&V: So would you do an Indian adaptation of GoT?
Esha: “Oh my God! You know they actually copied us, right? I really think they copied Mahabharata. If you see it, it has the best screenplay till date...” K&V: Now we have to ask you a very important question...how’s Brad?
Esha: “So sexy! I was going to say something very cheap but I won’t.” K&V: People say you look like Angelina Jolie. Has anyone told you that?
Esha: “That she looks like me? Yeah!”
K&V: Are you a funny person?
Esha: “Nooo!” K&V: But you laugh so much; we’re sure you are!
Esha: “I just basically laugh at everything! You’ll scold me and I’ll start laughing.” K&V: Brilliant! Please come for all our comedy shows. We could really use you!
Fluted hem dress, Namrata
Joshipura; earrings, Blur Designs at Twist; colour-block pumps, Dune
Digital print top (worn inside), Ted Baker at The Collective; sheer
blazer and metallic belt, both Frou Frou by Archana Rao; A-line skirt, Warehouse at koovs.com; necklace,
Outhouse; sling bag, TOD’s; pumps, Christian Louboutin; sunglasses,
Blur Designs at Twist