Dor may not be a huge success but Ayesha Takia’s performance was appraised by critics and film goers. It proved her acting skills. Recently, India FM had an exclusive interview with this beautiful, bright looking actress about her latest movie Salaam-e-Ishq. Salam-e-Ishq means “A Tribute to Love.” It is a typical commercial movie and a romantic one. The film tells the love story of different people who come from different social background: How they fell in love and the problems they faced. Ayesha played the character of a socialite girl Gia. She is in love with Shiven (Akshay Khanna) and Shiven is afraid to get married and get into long term commitment. Gia’s elder sister was played by Juhi Chawla. The movie has been directed by Nikhil Advani. I am quoting from India FM:
This is Nikhil Advani's second movie. How is he as a director?
Nikhil is also immensely talented and as I said earlier about the film, he knows how to blend perfectly a glossy commercial film, with a film that is so real! There are times in Salaam-e-Ishq when you will cry, there are times when you will laugh. So it maintains all the reality amidst all the glamour. That is Nikhil's plus point and that is why he will make the most amazing film whenever he does. I am just lucky to be part of a film like Salaam-e-Ishq, I think all of us as actors feel that way.
Do these stories run parallel or do you interact with other characters from the other stories?
They are six different stories but somewhere, at some point all the stories meet especially in the climax. So I didn't get a chance to act with too many people but Juhi Chawla plays my sister and Anil plays her husband, so then somewhere we meet, and Akshaye plays my boyfriend so he meets them. So in that sense, through relations, we do meet but it is so grandly made that it is not just about six stories. Salaam-e-Ishq is six movies put into one story; I think that is the important part! Every story is made with different colours, different sets, it is so huge that every story is made as one separate film. So I think it is the most rocking film that is going to release this year!Working with Akshay Khanna was an exciting experience for Ayesha. She and Akshay is working for the second time. Salaam-e-Ishq has six tracks and Ayesha’s favorite one is Ya Rabba. Talking about her personal ideas about love and her love life, Ayesha believes that love is a very selfish feeling. Earlier, Ayesha had a relationship with Siddharth, Monisha’s brother. Now, there is a new man in her life, Farhan Azmi. Unlike other heroins, Ayesha admitted about her feelings for Farhan and felt confident that they would get married after some time. She is only twenty one and Farhan is twenty four. Ayesha also talked about some of her upcoming films- No Smoking with John Abraham, Kya Love Story Hai with Tusshaar Kapoor and De Taali with Ritesh Deshmukh. So far 2006 has been a great year for Ayesha lets see what happens to her in 2007.