Monday, December 25, 2006

Ayesha Takia was spotted with her boyfriend Farhan on the sets

Recently, Ayesha Takia was spotted with her boyfriend Farhan on the sets of 'Salaam-e-Ishq'. In between shots they indulge in playing the whispering game. Before saying goodbye they were constantly seen whispering. Cho chweet!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

DOR has been my dream role so far- Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia was recently in news for declining a film offer. Reason? The lady is averse to kissing onscreen. Nonetheless she is pleased as a punch. Life post DOR is rocking and she is upbeat about her forthcoming films- KYA LOVE STORY HAI, DE TAALI and SALAAM-E-ISHQ. When quizzed about accepting a negative role at this stage in her career she intones, "It all depends on how interesting or challenging the character is. Personally I feel it's better to do one good, meaningful film than six glamourous films. I guess DOR has been my dream role so far. I want to do roles that have substance and those that help me grow as an actor."
What's her take on astrology? "I don't believe in astrology. I don't think one stone or one number here and there can change your life. I've never visited an astrologer," she says.
Ask her about awards and she gets candid, "I'd be lying if I say that they don't mean anything to me. Who doesn't enjoy those 5 minutes of glory! Moreover who doesn't like being up there though its not like it's the most important thing in the world," she concludes.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Ayesha Takia's deglam role in 'Dor' has been tremendously appreciated

Nagesh Kukunoor's film 'Dor' has received good reviews and Ayesha Takia's deglam role has been tremendously appreciated. However according to sources this role had first been offered to none other than Kareena Kapoor, unfortunately though the actress turned down the role which then went to Ayesha Takia. Now we hear even noted director Karan Johar has taken note of Ayesha's splendid performance in Dor. Well this may be the key to welcoming Ayesha into the select fold of the 'Dharma Productions'.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ayesha Takia refuses to Kiss!

Nagesh Kukunoor's Dor has opened well across the country and going by director's testimony Ayesha Takia has been a revelation in his film.According to him, at first, he was stunned when somebody suggested Ayesha's name for the role. But he knew that Naseer did cast her in his movie, he thought there must be something to her. "I watched some scenes from Socha Na Tha, and she emerged as a really natural actress. What really did it for me were the emotions on her face. She's fantastic. I'm sure Tabu and Juhi would have given powerhouse performances, but I think, in this story, the only way to create empathy is to keep the character younger," he gushes. Apparently floored by Takia, Nagesh offered her a role in his next film but we hear that she has refused the film as there's a kiss was involved in it. According to insiders, Ayesha loved the script but given its kissing situation she has no option but to reject the offer. But this is not the first time she had rejected any movie on the similar grounds. Ayesha also gave thumbs down to Yash Raj's ‘Neil N Nikki’ as she was adamant not to kiss on screen. But still Nagesh is full of praise for Ayesha. "It comes as a pleasant surprise to see a two-year old in the industry trying her hand at a new genre. At a time, when she is not even considered a bankable star to sell an art house product, her decision to act in a de-glamorised set up is laudatory," he exclaims. Way to go Miss Takia!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Glamour is fictional, says Ayesha Takia

Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Ayesha Takia, who has a city-bred-girl-next-door image in Bollywood, sports a de-glam look in 'Dor' and says people should focus on her character than her appearance.
'There's a lot more to my character in 'Dor' than the de-glam look. I'm playing a village girl in the film and my character required no make-up. A woman living in Rajasthan will obviously be portrayed in that manner.'

Friday, September 22, 2006

Bollywood: Ayesha Takia escapes death during Dor stunt

Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia escaped a near fatal accident while doing a stunt for her latest film ‘Dor.’ The mishap left the ‘Tarzan- The Wonder Car’ actress on the railway actress, next to an inward bound running train.
Nagesh Kukunoor’s forthcoming film, Dor’s shooting was taking place in Jisamgarh, a village station in Rajasthan. Ayesha Takia, 21, who is playing a married woman’s character, agreed to perform a daring stunt for an important scene. The executive producer, Elahe said, “It was a train sequence and Ayesha had to run alongside the train. She was running on the platform. Suddenly, we couldn’t see Ayesha any more. We all thought that Ayesha must have come under the train.”

Ayesha Takia finds a brother in Nagesh Kukunoor

Actress Ayesha Takia and filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor bonded real well during the making of Dor .He may have been very strict with her and the other actors on the sets of ‘Dor’, but Nagesh did develop a special fondness for Ayesha Takia while making the film.

So much that Nagesh asked Ayesha to become his rakhi sister. Ayesha says she was taken aback when she heard it first. But once Nagesh’s proposal sank in, she became emotional because she does not have a brother in real life.Incidentally, the film was being shot in the days when the festival of Raksha Bandhan comes. So, Nagesh and Ayesha had a formal Rakhi ceremony.Nagesh, Ayesha and her family met at Ayesha’s boyfriend Farhan’s restaurant Basilico in Bandra. They all had dinner after which Ayesha tied Rakhi to Nagesh. In return he gifted her some money (as is the custom) and lots of blessings.Ayesha says it was quite an emotional moment for her and Nagesh. She also vows to keep tying Rakhi to him in the coming years. It is also coincidental that the film that has brought them together is called ‘Dor’.The movie is slated to release this Friday. Ayesha has just returned from Bangkok after the shoot of another movie called 'De Taali'. She is now getting busy in the promotion of ‘Dor’.‘Dor’ is a story of two women whose lives are invariably strung together in a strange way. The film has Ayesha playing a Rajasthani girl who lives contently amid the patriarchal, strict traditions of a Rajput family. The second actress in the film is Gul Panag who plays an independent, confident woman from Himachal Pradesh.Kukunoor calls ‘Dor’ his most challenging movie till date.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ayesha Takia learns to shoot a gun : Bollywood News : ApunKaChoice.Com
Imagine a cute girl like Ayesha Takia shooting a gun! This is what she does in a forthcoming film.Ayesha has unequivocally bid goodbye to skin exposure and has moved to sensible roles. Her first such role is the one she plays in Naseeruddin Shah ’s directorial debut Yun Hota To Kya Hota .

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Naseer is a perfectionist- Ayesha Takia - bollywood news :

By Manissha Despaande, Bollywood Trade News Network

"Working with a versatile and accomplished director like Naseruddin Shah is a privilege that is available to only a few actors. I consider myself lucky to be one of them," says actress Ayesha Takia, who's playing a consequential role in the veteran actor's directorial debut, YUN HOTA TOH KYA HOTA.
The film figures in the impressive line up of films that are scheduled for release. In the film, Ayesha plays the role of Khushboo, a college girl who goes to the rescue of her friend, when she is struck by tragedy. According to Ayesha, "It revolves around subject on terrorism and how terrorism can have a deep impact on the lives of common people," she reveals.
According to her, working with someone like Naseer entails going through a new high in acting. "That's because he's a perfectionist to the core and sets new standards of acting. Besides he's a hard taskmaster who ensures that things work out exactly according to expectations," she says.
Currently Ayesha has some very promising films lined up for release, starting with YUH HOTA TOH KYA HOTA, followed by Nagesh Kukonoor's DORR and Nikhil Advani's film in which she has been paired once again opposite Akshaye Khanna and Ahmed Khan's film. What she is very happy about is the fact that she's able to choose from projects that are working for her career. "I am glad that I can live life on my own terms at the end of the day," she says.
Ayesha Takia : good roles priority over exposure : Bollywood News : ApunKaChoice.Com
Having made it clear that she is not game for roles that require exposure, actress Ayesha Takia is now busy doing performance-oriented roles.Ayesha presently has two important movies in her kitty – Naseeruddin Shah ’s directorial debut Yun Hota To Kya Hota and Nagesh Kukunoor ’s Dor . Both films star Ayesha in challenging roles.