‘NEVER FELT NER­VOUS FOR MY COME­BACK’

...says Aye­sha Takia who has re­turned with a mu­sic video which deals with the sub­ject of hu­man traf­fick­ing

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Ac­tor Aye­sha Takia (right) who took a sab­bat­i­cal af­ter em­brac­ing mother­hood in 2013, is back in show­biz with a mu­sic video ti­tled Zindagi Tu­jhse Kya Karen Shikvey. Un­like many ac­tors who feel the pres­sure of seek­ing ac­cep­tance from the au­di­ence af­ter a break, Aye­sha says that such things were never on her mind.

“I’ve al­ways been that kind of a per­son, even when I was work­ing with two shifts a day. Af­ter fin­ish­ing work, I would just pack up, go home and get dis­con­nected from ev­ery­thing else. So, I never had that sense of ner­vous­ness or con­cerns that will peo­ple ac­cept me or not,” says Aye­sha.

The ac­tor, who has worked in films such as Dor (2006), Wanted (2009), feels happy that she didn’t make a come­back with some­thing friv­o­lous and picked some­thing that talks about an im­por­tant is­sue — the sub­ject of hu­man traf­fick­ing. “As ac­tors, we all have some re­spon­si­bil­ity about things that we pro­mote. So I was sure that if I did any­thing again [on screen], it has to have some sub­stance. And this video re­ally ex­cited me, as it tells a mean­ing­ful story,” adds Aye­sha.

On whether there was any awk­ward­ness when she faced the cam­era af­ter such a long time, the ac­tor says, “For a per­former, be­ing in the spot­light is like rid­ing a bike. If you don’t do it for a long time, the mo­ment you get back on track, you know how to do it.”

For a per­former, be­ing in the spot­light is like rid­ing a bike. If you don’t do it for a long time, the mo­ment you get back on track, you know how to do it AYE­SHA TAKIA, AC­TOR

PHOTO: ANSHUMAN POYREKAR

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