I'm okay with the 'sexy' tag as long as people appreciate the effort put in my performance: Esha Gupta

Added by harini on Sep 05, 2012

Actress Esha Gupta, who made her Bollywood debut this year with ‘Jannat 2’, will next be seen in ‘Raaz 3’.

‘Raaz 3’ directed by Vikram Bhatt is a story of an actress named Shanaya Kejal (played by Bipasha Basu), who is on a decline and resorts to black magic to regain her lost fame, to destroy the career of an upcoming actress played by Esha Gupta and also win back her boyfriend Emraan Hashmi.

From the trailer a particular scene featuring Esha Gupta screaming and running naked has captured the audience.

Explaining more about the scenes the actress said, “At that point in the movie, I start hallucinating because of black magic and start seeing cockroaches everywhere. In this scene, Vikram told me that 800 flying cockroaches would come at me and that they would lock me in a room with the cockroaches and install cameras to record my reactions. It was only much later that he told me it would be done with special effects. I hallucinate that the cockroaches have entered my mouth, my ears, my nose and then my clothes, so I tear off all my clothes and run out naked in front of people. It's easy to do this when you are with your crew, but to do that in front of a crowd of around 300 people, who have to stare at you, is difficult.”

“But, I am glad that Vikram and Mahesh sir were there to help me with it. But, it was very draining — all the screaming and running around, and I was having glucose every day. I would feel shivers and that's how I could show the same shivers being experienced by my character,” she added.

The actress is once again seen romancing Emraan Hashmi in the movie, opposite whom she her debut in ‘Jannat 2’.  The actress, who has done intimate scenes with Emraan Hashmi in this movie as well, said that her family was broad minded and understood that acting is an art.

“I have a very broad-minded family. Acting is an art and we understand that. Also, both the directors have dealt with the scenes very aesthetically. If you work where people can be aroused easily and if the scenes are not shot well, they can become vulgar,” she said.

When asked if she is scared of being tagged as mere sex symbol she said, “That's not the case. I play a cop in Chakravyuh and it's a very different role. I'm okay with the 'sexy' tag as long as people look beyond that and appreciate the effort that has gone into my performance. Also, my directors have given me very different roles, which have helped me grow.”

‘Raaz 3’ is all set to release on September 7.

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