I CAN’T FAKE IT: AISH­WARYA

The Daddy ac­tor says she can’t act like a typ­i­cal fe­male ac­tor

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

Ac­tor Aish­warya Ra­jessh, who is al­ready a big name in the Tamil film in­dus­try, made her Bol­ly­wood de­but with Daddy, which re­leased ear­lier this month. She played the role of gang­ster Arun Gawli’s wife, Asha, in the film that starred ac­tor Ar­jun Ram­pal in the tit­u­lar role.

Talk­ing about all the ad­vice she’s get­ting, con­sid­er­ing she’s a new­comer, the 27-yearold says, “Ba­si­cally, I just don’t take any ad­vice. I just be my­self. Some say, ‘you have to be care­ful about what you say’. But, in all my in­ter­views, I have said what­ever I wanted to. I can’t fake it, or act like those typ­i­cal fe­male ac­tors.”

Her Bol­ly­wood de­but might have flopped, but she’s thank­ful she gave her nod to the project. The ac­tor is all praises for Ar­jun, also the pro­ducer of the film, di­rected by Ashim Ah­luwalia. “He (Ar­jun) helped me a lot dur­ing the shoot. The first few days on the sets were full of con­fu­sion, [as to] who was who, who was Ashim! When you are not com­fort­able with the cast and the crew, it gets re­flected in your per­for­mance. Ev­ery­one made me feel re­laxed and I was able to do jus­tice to my role,” she says.

What does she feel about Alh­luwalia’s com­ment that 95 per cent ac­tors in Bol­ly­wood can’t act? “How a di­rec­tor watches a film is very dif­fer­ent from how an ac­tor will. That’s his opinion.”

PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT

Aish­warya says Ar­jun Ram­pal helped her a lot dur­ing the shoot

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