Ayesha Takia, one of Bollywood’s up and coming actresses is very careful about what she says yes to and what she says no to in her films. Ayesha does not want to do anything bold in her films and refuses to kiss her co-stars. She is also very careful not to wear costumes she considers to sexy.
Ayesha says, “There’re things that I wouldn’t do, like kiss and wear certain kinds of clothes. And yes that does put me at a disadvantage. But I’m very happy with the work that I’m getting. After Dor, I’m being taken seriously as an actress.”
Her saying no to kissing, is however, causing her to lose out on parts but Ayesha says, “But I don’t mind losing out on roles. At least ten years from now I don’t want to look back and cringe at anything. I’ve a family and a boyfriend. And I don’t want to embarrass anyone.”
One role was in the film Aashayein, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, “I just couldn’t do the kissing scene in Aashayein. We tried to find a way out. But it didn’t work out for me. Fortunately for me, Nagesh is a dear friend. He didn’t hold my ‘No’ against me,” Ayesha said.
In fact she has been filming for Nagesh’s Tasveer opposite Akshay Kumar. “We completed Tasveer with Akshay Kumar in Canada. And there was nothing there to made me uncomfortable.”
Next in the pipline is a film opposite Salman Khan, “I’ve Prabhu Deva’s Wanted, an action film with Salman Khan. Here I don’t have much to do. I hang around doing whatever leading ladies do …sing, dance and purse my lips when the hero fights.”
About her boyfriend Ayesha says, “I’m so glad Farhan is not a part of the industry. And that he’s a self- made man who loves me for whom I am. I don’t think having a boyfriend is any problem for a career. The only annoying part of having a boyfriend is that every time I’ve a release I’m informed by the press that I’m getting married in two months. It irritates me. When I get married I’ll announce it from rooftops. I’m proud of my boyfriend.”