‘Humshakals was amaz­ing on pa­per’

Ac­tor Esha Gupta says one can­not pre­dict the fate of a par­tic­u­lar film at the box of­fice

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While she chooses her scripts care­fully, ac­tor Esha Gupta (right) says that there is no way of pre­dict­ing how a film will fare at the box of­fice. The ac­tor says that while she liked the script of her film, Humshakals (2014), di­rected by Sa­jid Khan, she did not know that the movie would not be liked by the au­di­ence. “Humshakals was amaz­ing on pa­per, but I guess films come with their own luck. Al­though I am very clear about the kind of films that I want to do, there are some things that are not in your con­trol,” she says.

Talk­ing about the pa­ram­e­ters that she con­sid­ers while sign­ing a project, Esha says that she looks at the story and the di­rec­tor. “The ba­sic thing that I see is the script and not the hero who I am work­ing with. A great di­rec­tor also works. For ex­am­ple, if you see a film like Jab We Met, it is a sim­ple story, but its di­rec­tor made it amaz­ing,” she says.

While she is open to do some­thing on tele­vi­sion, Esha says that fic­tion shows are not her cup of tea. “I would love to be a part of an ad­ven­ture or a sports show on the small screen, but I can’t be a part of a drama. That’s just not me. I have been a sports girl all my life and I also fol­low all sports. So, be­ing a part of an ad­ven­ture show would be in­ter­est­ing,” she says.

PHOTO: AMLAN DUTTA/HT

Al­though I am very clear about the kind of films that I want to do, there are some things that are not in your con­trol

Esha Gupta, ac­tor

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