Ayesha Kaduskar is only thirteen. But, even at such a young age, she has a stunning resume as an actor.
She has worked in teleserials like Zindagi Teri Meri Kahani and Chacha Choudhary on Sahara Manoranjan, Majooba Ka Ajooba on Hungama TV, Talaash on DD 1, Rihaee and Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi on Sony, Kanhaan Hoon Main on Star Plus and Suno Har Dil Kuch Kahta Hai on Sahara One. She has been featured in a Zee Telefilm titled Bhairavi.
She has also worked in feature films Saiyan Se Solah Singar (in Bhojpuri co-starring Nagma and Ravi Kishan), White Elephant (a NFDC Film) and the yet to be released Zor Laga Kay Haiyya with yesteryears' superstar Mithun Chakraborty. Apart from this, Ayesha has been a part of many television shows like Boogie Woogie and COLORS' Chote Miyan.
Ayesha is adding to this plethora of projects, another show- Sony's Jeet Jayenge Hum in which she plays Radha, one of three siblings of the protagonist of the show.
She talks about her creative interests, certain disappointments in her career and how her brother is cool!
Hello Ayesha, can you just brief me about your work profile?
Yeah sure! I've worked in Zindagi Teri Meri, Chacha Choudhary, Jassi Jaisi koi Nahi, then a few movies too "White Elephant" which is going to be screened in the Goa Film Festival and a Bhojpuri film.
Wow!That's lots of work considering you're only...
I'm thirteen. And I know (smiles).
Bhojpuri film? Was it tough doing a film in vernacular language?
Yes, it was kind of. But learning Bhojpuri was easy. Only the fluency when I tell my lines was difficult.
Did working in a Bhojpuri film make Jeet Jayenge Hum easier for you, as the show too requires you to speak in a north Indian lingo?
Yes it rather did. Because the film taught me how to get the hang of accents. Like I said, learning a language has always been easy for me. But to get right twang is really difficult and in Jeet Jayenge Hum I have to speak with a Ferozabad accent. So the experience really helped.
Why did you take up the role of Radha?
When I was told about the character, I thought- Noo I can't do it! But then my mom was like give it a try. And now I'm glad I took it on because I really love it. I enjoy it!
What are your hobbies?
Drawing, singing and dancing.
So you're the arty types?
Yes, I am. That's why I like acting too! I have always taken part in dramas in school. I make it a point that I participate in school drama at least once a year.
How do you manage both school and acting?
Studies, touchwood has always been easy for me. My mom also says studies should get the first priority. I always get the first or second rank. Whenever I get a break, I try to complete as much portion as possible. Then during exams its just revision, so that happens in a jiffy.
Who do you gel with the most on the sets?
Sana Didi. Because I used to watch Kya Mast Hai Life and I like her a lot.
What about in real life, do you have siblings?
Yes, I have an elder brother named Reuben. He has done Hotel Management and works at a CCD joint in town. He's not interested in acting and all. But he's cool.
After doing so many projects haven't you got an overdose? Don't you feel the need for a break?
I never took acting as a job. I do it out of my own interest. I never felt pressurized or anything. So I haven't felt like I need to take a break as of yet.
You were chosen to do Jhansi Ki Rani, what happened later?
I don't know! I even changed my school from Bombay Scottish to Hiranandani Foundation School where they did not have a problem with me going to an outdoor location for 25 days. You maybe knowing that for Jhansi Ki Rani I needed to go out of Bombay for almost a month and Bombay Scottish didn't allow me to do that. So we decided to shift to a school which allowed some flexibility in attendance. And after all that I came to know I'm not part of the project anymore.
How did you cope with it?
I felt bad, very bad. I felt like crying because I did a lot of research on Jhansi Ki Rani so I can enact like her without any mistakes. In addition, she's a Maharashtrian and I'm also one .So I wanted to play the role very badly. But my mom consoled me and made me understand that whatever happens is for good and now that I got Jeet Jayenge Hum, I feel it did happen for a good reason.
Sony's Jeet Jayenge Hum based on child labour will soon see all the four siblings escaping to Delhi along with Prabhakar (Naman Shaw). But it won't be a safe journey for Suman and Co.
Tonight's episode will see them escape from Yadav's glass factory where they all have been forcibly employed. Suman's father has been framed and jailed while her mother Damyanti will be left behind in the glass factory and will now be at the mercy of Yadav while Prabhakar will be separated from Suman and her siblings on their way.
Suman will now be left alone with her three siblings clueless. In Gautampur, a few men will notice her and force her into prostitution. She will be harassed and eventually when she decides to give in, Prabhakar will step in time to save her.
He will then take all four of them to Delhi to earn a livelihood.
Sana Sheikh who plays Suman says, "Yes, there is a track in which I will be harassed by a few people to enter the flesh trade. But luckily I won't get into it."
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