Mumbai: After her hot and sizzling debut in ‘Jannat 2’, model-turned-actress Esha Gupta will have a de-glamorous role in Prakash Jha’s forthcoming political thriller film, ‘Chakravyuh’.
In her debut film, Esha, who played a glamorous role and was Emraan Hashmi’s love-interest in ‘Jannat 2’ will be seen in a de-glam role in the film as she plays a cop.
Filmed in Bhopal, ‘Chakravyuh’ is set against the backdrop of the Naxal movement.
“It is a de-glam role. I am playing an IPS officer. You will see me in the uniform, it is a different role.
When you see the film, you will get to know more about the role. I can’t talk much about it,” Esha told PTI on the sidelines of the success party of ‘Jannat 2’.
The model-turned-actress admits she signed the film without even listening to the story.
“Prakash (director-producer) sir had heard about me, casting director Shruti contacted me and said Prakash sir liked me in the promos and is interested in working with me. I met him and he was really impressed that I knew Hindi.
I was confident about what I was doing, so I just told him, sir if you direct me well, I will give you what you want, I am ready to get mould in any form you want,” Esha said.
“We did the reading and he was impressed by my Hindi, as I come from Uttar Pradesh background. I still don’t know the whole script, but I heard Prakash sir’s name and jumped on to do it,” she said.
Directed and produced by Jha, ‘Chakravyuh’ stars Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Om Puri and Kabir Bedi in pivotal roles, besides Esha Gupta. The film is scheduled to release in November this year.
“We have completed one schedule...it was shot entirely in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The second schedule will also be shot there and I am leaving for it on May 12,” Esha concluded.