Esha Deol to move back to her roots


By Subhash K. Jha, Bollywood Hungama News Network

There's more happening in Esha Deol's life than what meets the sigh. Their family's Juhu bungalow which was under construction for the past one year is almost ready. Last year, Esha, her mom and sister moved into a new panoramic home in Goregaon. Though the three ladies loved the far-from-the-madding-crowd atmosphere at Goregaon and had decided to stay put in their sighing haven, the family is now planning to move back to Juhu to their original place.

Says Esha, "We miss our old home. That's where all our best memories are. That's where I and Ahana grew up. And that's where all of mom's friends from the industry stay. So yes, we plan to move back as soon as the renovation is done. One of the main problems in our Juhu home was the water logging in monsoon. The elevation work has been done. The outside is complete. And now the interiors are being done."

But there were advantages of staying in Goregaon. "Travelling to Film City for shooting is so easy here. That set of an aircraft that they put up at Film City for Hijack was just a hop away. Everyday I'd got into my car and drove straight into the aircraft."

Esha's new film has tanked. But had a ball shooting Hijack. "It was an action film. I was an airhostess wearing a skirt. So I couldn't do any stunts. But the interesting part of the film was that I don't have a hint of a romantic association with Shiney Ahuja. Now I'm also doing Shivam Nair's Exchange Offer with Rahul Bose. It's a very contemporary film about a young couple. And working with Rahul is so different from working with any of my other co-stars."

Esha also went through a learning experience when she did an item song with Govinda in Money Hai Toh Honey Hai. "I did that number only to work with Govinda. I'm his biggest fan. As a child I used to watch some of his films almost every day. Dancing with him is a joy. He knows exactly how to handle the body contact in the dancing movements."