Mumbai: Model-turned-actress Esha Gupta, who will be seen sharing screen space with Emraan Hashmi for the second time in Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3, is full of praise for the actor and looks up to him as a mentor.
The 23-year-old made her acting debut in Jannat 2 opposite Emraan.
“I love Emraan. I was really scared of him during ‘Jannat’. He as a person is very quite. During Jannat, he used to give his scenes as a piece of cake and I would be looking at him. The moment he used to react I was like tongue tied. I had no idea what I was doing. But he is really sweet,” Esha said.
“He would tell me to calm down… I have done worse than you in my first few films. I thought he is joking. But it was during the promotions of Jannat when Mahesh Bhatt told me… in his initial films Emraan used to give 30-40 takes, I was like I am not that bad then. He is quite like my mentor he has given me a lot of tips,” she said.
Post Jannat 2 life has become hectic for Esha considering the number of films she has on her hands – Raaz 3, Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh and one more film with Bhatt camp.
“I am maintaining myself still the same way… the only thing that has changed is that life has become more hectic. I can’t sit idle. But I must say life is only getting better and better,” she said.
Raaz 3 is a sequel to Raaz and Raaz: The Mystery Continues, where Esha will be seen alongside Emraan and Bipasha.
“I am playing an actress in the film. My character’s name is Sanjana Krishna… She is shown as a young new girl who has entered the industry and has just completed two years or so and she has taken over the industry. Everybody wants to work with her. She has got all the fame in a very young age and there are people who have tried to pull her down,” Esha said.
Releasing September 7, Raaz 3, a romantic-horror film is shot in 3D. The film is directed by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt.
“The film was actually shot in 3D and it was a lot of fun. It was a different learning experience for me. Normally, the shots which get wrapped up by 30-35 days that went on till 80-90 days. But I had a great team and we had great fun,” Esha said.