Posted: 28 April 2005 at 8:52am | IP Logged
Acting wasn't planned. It just happened to her. "But the whole idea was to be different from the rest of the world," says Aashka Goradia. "At 15, I told my dad I didn't want to be like other girls my age. That's when I made up my mind. Sometime later I came to Mumbai to be part of the entertainment world."
And she has fulfiled her dream of not being different. "At 19, I'm driving my own car," says the actress, who plays the character Kumud in Kkusum.
A firm believer in destiny she doesn't believe in planning her life. "What you plan doesn't happen and what happens you can never plan," she philosophises. "I don't know what will happen five years down the line. Yes, there are certain things I'd like to do, for instance, act in movies, but I don't believe in planning. Of course, you have to put in a lot of hard work in whatever you do, but you can never be sure about anything in life. It's all destiny." Love is in the air and even though she isn't willing to divulge the lucky man's name she admits to being "very much in love." Her boyfriend's a builder and she is truly glad that he's not from the television industry. Reason? "When two people in a relationship are from the same field there could be trouble. Some kind of competitiveness can creep in, posing problems. My boyfriend and I have so much to tell each other. I keep telling him this is what happened on my sets today and he keeps saying this is what happened on his site! It's fun." Loyalty is most important in a relationship, she says. "My man has to be loyal to me because I am," comes the pat reply. Are wedding bells around the corner? "Not for another eight to nine years," she says. "Marriage is very important to me. I am looking forward to having a great married life someday. But right now I'm concentrating on my career." Bollywood is on her mind but there are certain limits she has set for herself. "I wouldn't just want to wear a bikini and take a walk on the beach. But if my character demands it then it's fine. But that should be presented well. However, just to market myself or market my film I won't expose," she's clear.
Edited by Anoli - 28 April 2005 at 8:57am