Esha Gupta: Heroines are for glamour in Sajid Khan films

The Raaz 3D actor said she took up the role in Humshakals despite knowing that she had nothing much to do in the film

Bollywood actor Esha Gupta, who stars in Sajid Khan’s Humshakals, said she accepted the film despite knowing that she did not have much to do in the movie.

Esha, 28, plays the role of a psychiatrist in the film, co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia and Bipasha Basu.

“Girls are there to add glamour in Sajid Khan’s films. If you are not glamorous enough, it is not going to help. He did not have to do much work on me. He just asked the stylists to make me look hot, and hence people will see me in that avatar in the film,” she said.

Esha said comedies are mostly male-dominated in India and female actors are there in the film to react rather than act.

“I did not expect to get something big in Humshakals like I had in Raaz 3D. In comedy films, female actors react to what the boys do,” she said.

The actor said one of the reasons for her to take up Humshakals was that she wanted to do a family entertainer, as her previous movies, Jannat 2 and Raaz 3D had adult content while Chakravyuh was a serious film.

“Coming from Delhi, we like watching light-hearted films.

I like loud comedies. I am a Sajid Khan fan and loved Housefull,” she said.

Esha said she got along very well with Tamannaah and Bipasha, with whom she has worked in Raaz 3D.

“The first day Tamannah and I met was for shooting of the song Caller Tune and we started talking. Sajid came to us and said ‘Why are you both laughing? I need controversy for my film. I want you to fight’,” she said.