Actress Esha Gupta says the failure of her film Humshakals left her disheartened.
She made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat 2 opposite Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. Critics praised her debut performance and the film was a success at the box office
In 2014, Esha was seen in Sajid Khan’s Comic Caper Humshakals alongside Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah. It was a box office disaster.
When asked if she was disheartened by the failure, Esha said, “Yes, we all were. Because we worked really hard. No filmmaker wants to make a flop film. A lot of the times, it is the destiny of a movie.” Post Humshakals, the actress did not have any project until Rustom, which is set for release later this month.
Agreeing that her career slowed down post Humshakals, the 30-year-old actress said, “My first year itself I did three films, so I think it did take my career backward. But it does to everyone, whether it’s the director or Saif or any actor involved. What matter is what you do afterwards.” The Jannat 2 star said she was getting offers in the meanwhile but refused many as she was not happy with with the scripts.
“There are lots of ways to make money but what’s the point of doing a bad film? When Rustom came, I was happy. And now this year looks really good. I am waiting for Rustom and confident it will connect with the audience,” she said.
Rustom, also starring Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’Cruz, hits theatres on August 12. – CINEWS