Esha’s tryst with sequels

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Actor Esha Gupta is doing what Sunny Leone did recently with Jism 2. And what’s that? Well, slipping into a film which had dusky Bollywood bombshell Bipashsa Basu in its prequel. Except for the fact that the former will be sharing a couple of scenes with the leading lady Basu who has essayed a dark, eerie and evil role in the upcoming slick 3-D horror flick Raaz 3, awaiting a release on September 7.

Seems, the Bhatt camp is one busy house this year. After grabbing eyeballs with an ample body feast in Pooja Bhatt’s directorial vehicle, the upcoming mystery-wand has been predictably wielded by none other than Vikram Bhatt, who is so good at handling this particular genre.
But is the newbie Esha turning out to be a sequel queen with two back-to-back blasts from the past? For she started her career with Jannat 2 this summer and now following it up with Raaz 3,
“Well it’s all a matter of coincidence. But the films are undoubtedly great grossers at the Box Office. So why should I lose out on that?” shoots back the svelte actor.
Already one-film old, the 20-something babe keeps her fingers crossed before Raaz 3 hits the marquee early next month. Though the trade suggests that her last outing in Bollywood opposite actor Emraan Hashmi showed some decent figures businesswise, the actor feels a bundle of nerves preceding the D-day. “ I am both excited and anxious at the same time,” chimes in the leggy lass.
While playing Jahnavi, a doctor in Jannat 2, was tad easy to correlate essaying Sanjana, a rising actress has taken a lot out of her, she presumes.
“The premise is different and much more complicated in this movie with black magic, conspiracy and vindictive elements dominating the story. So more than physical acting, there has been a heavy-duty demand for introspective expressions and emotional undercurrents to deliver on camera. In fact, Vikram sir had always told me to think before mouthing my dialogues and you know what, being loud often kills the magic of a suspense-thriller and slackens its rhythm. And trust me, silence is more vocal than utterances and retains the dramatic spirit in accurate proportion,” she opines.
With serial-kisser Emraan Hashmi on board, can an intense passion play be left far behind? “Yes, lip-locks are there but everything has been aesthetically shot. And as an actor I think, one has to completely surrender to the script without any inhibitions,” she says.
But this level-headed stunner knows what to aim at in her reel life. More than the length of a role or a character’s screen time, Esha would rather love to stress on how much meat does it contain.
If given a chance to hobnob with the three big tigers of the industry, the Khans, will she be game to consider the opportunity?
“Obviously you know the answer is yes,” she chirps without batting an eyelid. “I mean, just being their co-star is more than enough, isn’t it?” she chips in.
Incidentally, it is a proven fact that earlier when a bevy of debutantes was paired up with these ‘100-crore club heroes’, it actually gave their career a much-needed lift and a due weightage to their respective CVs.

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