Work­ing with Big B was al­ways on my wish list: Esha

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Actor Esha Gupta (left) will share screen space with Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan (right) for the first time in the se­quel to the 2002 thriller Aankhen. And she’s ec­static about the op­por­tu­nity.

“I had a wish list. I wanted to do a film along­side Mr Bachchan, es­pe­cially af­ter watch­ing [his film] Pink. I was even okay do­ing a small role with him, but this is a good role. I’m star struck and open about it. Amit sir is the epit­ome of act­ing,” says the Jan­nat 2 actor, who was roped in af­ter actor Ileana D’Cruz turned down the film.

Esha says she im­me­di­ately gave her nod when she was ap­proached by the pro­duc­ers. “It’s a no brainer to say yes be­cause the mo­ment I heard the nar­ra­tion, I was blown away. I’m in the lead role with all the men around. I’m the one hold­ing the film, so I was all the more ex­cited.”

The actor will soon start prep­ping for her role in the heist drama, and is ex­cited about shoot­ing in a casino. “My train­ing will start af­ter March 10. We’ll do work­shops and read­ings. The shoot be­gins from April 17. We will be trav­el­ling to South Africa and the film will be shot in­side the casino. The film is of that level,” she adds.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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