Esha, tied the knot with her businessman beau Bharat Takhtani in June.
So far, the actress had only
performed the dance style with her mother Hema Malini and sister Ahana,
but she delivered a solo performance this time.
After having made her debut in
Bollywood with the not-so-successful "Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe", Esha
later featured in hit movies like "Dhoom", "Yuva" and "No Entry". Her
career then plateaued, but she has no regrets.
I am very happy that I got to be
in the industry for 12 years. I think ups and downs happen in every
one's career; without those, you wouldn't know how it is to work," she
When I did my first film, there
was immediately this comparison with the parents, who had done 100
films! So that kind of comparison exerts pressure. Otherwise, it sure is
a blessing to be born in a proper Punjabi family where no one has the
guts to mess around with a girl," she said.
And how has marriage changed her life? "It's much the same," she says.
Earlier, we were seeing each
other; so it's not so different. It's just that the husband-wife roles
come with more responsibilities," she says
So will acting now take the back seat? And does a married actress get short shrift in Bollywood?
"I wouldn't really know, yet. I
haven't experienced that, since I've just been married. But I feel
encouraged that actresses like Kajol and Madhuri Dixit are back and
working," she said.
Esha even walked the ramp with her handsome husband at the India Bridal Fashion Week 2012, for jewellery brand "Azva"."I was very excited. This was
the first time I walked the ramp with Bharat. It was a lovely collection
with seven "vows", and we had taken our vows so recently. It was
perfect," she says.
On the big screen, Esha was last
seen in "Tell Me O Kkhuda", directed by her mother. It was flagged as
Esha's comeback film, but it failed to click at the box office.
Newly-wed actress Esha Deol says she will now accept only those roles that suit her family life.
The 31-year-old, who married
businessman Bharat Takhtani June 29 this year, told IANS: "If something
comes my way and if it suits my family situation, I will take it up. It
has to be a respectable character, for I can't be doing 'Dhoom'-kind
Talking of her future plans, she
said, "I have a home production firm and I am starting television
production soon. Of course, my classical dance engages me too."
The actress said that she had no film roles in the pipeline, as of now.