Aish­warya not fond of danc­ing and ‘com­mer­cial stuff’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Rishabh Suri ■rishabh.suri@htlive.com

Tamil ac­tor Aish­warya Rajessh, who made her Hindi film de­but with the re­cently re­leased Daddy, says that the big­gest chal­lenge for her, was grasp­ing Hindi. Aish­warya, who has done films such as Kaaka Mut­tai (2015) and Rummy (2014), says, “I can’t speak Hindi, so that was a chal­lenge. Also, I didn’t have any live ref­er­ence to base my char­ac­ter (Asha Gawli, wife of gang­ster Arun Gawli, played by Ar­jun) on. I have never met her, and the re­search ma­te­rial wasn’t much, hardly one or two pic­tures! While shoot­ing, our di­rec­tor Ashim (Ah­luwalia) would point out what needs to be added. Geeta Gawli (daugh­ter of Arun) would give in­puts too.”

While every new­comer as­pires to star in ro­man­tic, light-hearted come­dies for easy ac­cep­tance by the au­di­ence, the 27-year old in­sists that it was a con­scious de­ci­sion to be­gin her ca­reer in Bol­ly­wood with an in­tense film. “I don’t think any new­comer has gone for a film like this to de­but. I am some­body who is not too fond of fancy or com­mer­cial stuff, like danc­ing around the trees. Even in the 20 films I have done in South, none had any of such stuff, I have never danced in any film of mine, bar­ring some stage shows.”

She says she doesn’t be­lieve in only tak­ing up lead­ing roles. “I don’t go by the screen-space time. Even if I have 1-2 scenes, it is es­sen­tial that peo­ple re­mem­ber me.”

I can’t speak Hindi, so do­ing this film was a chal­lenge. Also, I didn’t have any live ref­er­ence to base my char­ac­ter on AISH­WARYA RAJESSH, AC­TOR

PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT

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