Mumbai: Aisha Sharma a beautiful actress and model, who has many commercial campaigns to her credit; especially being part of the Kingfisher Calendar too she is not new to stand in front of the cameras. Aisha is all set to debut in 'Satyamev Jayate’. Being pitted opposite John Abraham, Aisha is happy that the two bonded well on the sets. Read to now more about this new entrant onto the Bollywood horizon. In a chit chat with Aisha follows by Lipika Varma:
How does it feel making your debut in Bollywood?
I am enjoying the film. Right time right things happen. The right project finds you. I wouldn't have had a better debut. Many actresses have usually beautiful introduction scenes but for me it was not like that. I had a lengthy monologue. It was different. I am extremely excited. Nikhil Advani sir was so sweet he asked me do you want something simpler but I refused to take anything other than the monologue.
Tell us about your role in Satyamev Jayate?
I play a vet in the film and my character's name is Shikha. My character is a pet lover and she stands for what she thinks is not right. She brings the light facts in the film r and all my scenes are breezy and all scenes are with the dog.
Was it easy bonding with John?
I didn't know John but he is a very nice guy and I had heard so much good about him. I went to his office and he also is a pet lover and has two dogs. Our conversations naturally started with dogs. Even me and my sister Neha have a dog in the house. We got along well from that moment. He is also a fitness freak and we spoke about fitness too at length.
Was it difficult doing action in the film?
I have a certain interesting twists & turns in the climax of the film. I cannot talk about. It was the most difficult and dramatic scene with both John and Manoj Bajapyee. I don't have any action in the film, I have a light and easy factor in the film and all my scenes are with the dog.
Tell us about your casting in the film
I have been a Kingfisher and Lakme model. Jogi the casting director had seen me in the ad campaigns. He approached me and Jogi ji is a meticulous casting director and they liked the audition and they called me. He's a fabulous casting director and he works on you. Later I met Nikhil who introduced me to John. Since John is a pet lover and is into fitness our conversation veered towards that and we bonded. He works on the scene before he casts you in the film.
Was doing big campaigns was it a conscious decision?
Yes it was a conscious decision to do right brands and right campaigns. I have been selecting brands where I can be seen. I endorse Lakme, Pepsi and was a Kingfisher Calendar girl.
How was it working with Manoj Bajpayee?
Unfortunately, I have no scenes with Manoj Bajpayee. I wish I had some scene as he's a great actor but he's a great co-star. I got along well and I always thought that he's a serious kind of guy because he's done such intense roles. On the contrary he is so funny and always throws these funny one liners when it comes to work. John is so easy going and he's a huge star.
You rejected Varun Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’…
I did not get auditions for 'Judwaa' and so I was not approached for the film. There was curiosity factor and someone wrote about it. Only film I was supposed to do was 'Nasmate England' opposite Akshay Kumar and it fell through since Akshay was not doing it.
Did your sister Neha (Sharma) help you with your Bollywood debut?
No, she herself has been auditioning for her roles. It has not been easy for her too. She is not Salman Khan where she can pull the strings for me. I am an outsider, she could not do anything for me. I got my commercials through auditions and I got this film through auditions. You have to keep doing auditions till you get the right film. Go with the enthusiasm and nothing becomes difficult. You don’t take anything personally. Yes, it is a worse feeling when you are rejected but like George Clooney said "When you don't get a job it's personal and only way to go about it is not taking it personally," When you audition if you don't get the role don't get disappointed. I had to start with the right film and I am hoping it will do well at the box office. Whenever we meet each other our first conversation starts with did you get the film and it usually used to be a “No”. When I got this film I told her and she was finally you got the film.
Any tips she received from sister?
Just as an advice a sister gives another sister. Neha is very protective about me. Family is very supportive and protective. The only thing she always told me was "don't let success go into your head and failures to your heart."
Bollywood is known for casting couch…
Casting couch is everywhere and not just in Bollywood. It always depends on what you want to do. Do you want to take the route. Even in corporate jobs it's there. Good and bad is everywhere; it’s an individualistic choice. I rather struggle and do it the right way....