Models are beautiful, and they can act, says Esha Gupta, who believes that the transition of a model from the ramp to celluloid is often successful because the audiences like to watch beautiful faces on screen.
‘Look at Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif... they are one of the best actresses we have these days, and they all used to be models. The bottomline is that everyone wants to just see beauty and models are beautiful,’ said Esha.
‘At the end of the day, you need to be presentable, because the janata wants to see a beautiful girl on screen who they can go home and imagine about. That’s how it works around the world.When I saw Bipasha Basu coming out of the water in Jism, wearing that white outfit, I, being a girl drooled on it. I imagined what I’d look like in that scene. Everyone wants to see beauty. It’s just that models are good looking, and we get a chance, we are well aware of the industry, focus well, do our acting course and enter the industry,’ added the 26-year-old.
The 26-year-old, a former Miss India contestant and Kingfisher Calendar girl, got her Bollywood break with Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat 2.
When it comes to fame, she compares her spirit to that of a sportsman.
‘I always loved what I was doing and I knew I was getting better with it. The best thing about being an actor is that you always get to do something new, and meet new people,’ she added.
‘It [acting] is a completely different field... as a model when you are walking on the ramp, you are not meeting and interacting with people,’ she said.
Esha also shot her third film, Prakash Jha’s Chakravyuh-and as one expects, the movie will present her in a completely different look, the actress confirms.