Esha Deol recently donned the producer’s hat for her debut as a producer for the film Ek Duaa. It has already made its way to an OTT platform. This film, which is an emotional story of a mother and daughter, is a part of the Voot Film Fest and has been produced under the banner of Bharat Esha Films.
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Since Ek Duaa focuses on the idea of gender discrimination, Esha Deol, in her interview, was asked if she or her sister, Ahana Deol, faced any kind of discrimination while growing up? She shared, “Not really, and not to the extent that it personally affected me. Since childhood, I have been strong-headed, and knew exactly what I want to do and what not. So all the right choices, and even the mistakes that I made, were my decisions. Also, I have always had a very strong personality, and nothing could affect me.”
Earlier, on a late-night talk show, Deol’s mother, Hema Malini had revealed that Esha’s father Dharmendra was not keen on her entering showbiz.
To which Deol said “As far as my father is concerned, he is possessive and orthodox, and for him, girls should be kept away from the world in a protected way. That was what he must have felt, also knowing how our industry functions. All said and done; we managed and how,” Deol concluded with a broad smile.
Deol was originally supposed to merely act in Ek Duaa. However, once she read the script, she wanted to be attached to the project in more ways than one. “I was approached for Ek Duaa as an actor but when I heard the script, it did something different to me. Given I am a mother and daughter myself, it pulled at my heartstrings very strongly. I knew that I wanted to be a part of it in more ways than just an actor. It was an extraordinary film and if I were to make a film someday, I wanted to do something like this. And that’s how it became my first project,” she said.