Aug 20, 2011 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Bollywood actress Esha Deol who will seen shortly in Hema Malini’s directorial venture ‘Tell Me O Kkhuda’ shares her experience working with her mother, sharing screen presence with father Dharmendra. Read the interview at Calcutta Tube.
Esha, how is Hema Malini as a director?
Esha: Well, I would say she is a hard task director. As a mother she is extremely loving and pampers me. But on the sets, she is very clear about what she wants. I always believe that my mother is a very wise woman and she will keep no stone unturned to make sure she gets what she wants.
Esha, you are a trained classical dancer. But so far we have not seen your talent in any of your films…
Esha: Yes, you are right. I am an Odissi classical dancer. In Tell Me O Kkhuda, we have a Rajasthani song, where I have done a little Indian classical dancing. Also, there is a promotional item track where I have done the usual jhatak-matak which everyone enjoys. But hopefully, sometime in near future, we develop a nice script where I can show my Odissi classical dance which I have been doing past 10-15 years. Now I think all three of us (Hema Malini and daughters Esha, Ahana) should do a movie called Parampara.
Esha, for the first time you will be seen sharing screen with your father Dharmendra. How did it feel?
Esha: For me, it was a dream-come-true to have Papa in the movie with me. Papa agreeing to be a part of this film and that too playing a key role, is extremely emotional and overwhelming for me. Both of us are cry babies and we love emotional attachments between us all the time. The chemistry between Papa and me is, Touchwood, really awesome.
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