Even though Ritiesh Deshmukh has worked with Ayesha Takia for the first time ever in DE TAALI, he truly believes that the girl is a genuine talent. Impressed with her spontaneity and the range that she brings in her act, Riteish admits that it was fun working with her in his soon to be released urban comic flick that is directed by E Niwas.
"Ayesha is truly one of the finest talents around", says Riteish in an admiring tone, "I mean most of us actors have a particular way of acting in films. The way we enact a scene or mouth a dialogue, there is basically a similar format involved. But Ayesha is just different."
How is that so?
"Well, if I am saying a dialogue, I expect my co-star on the frame to react in a particular manner. However, Ayesha has a different pitch to approaching a situation. She comes with a wide range and truly surprises in the way she goes about presenting herself", says Riteish.
He carries on his appreciation for the young actress by even going to the extent of comparing her with Akshaye Khanna.
"Look at the way Akshaye Khanna acts. Isn't it absolutely original and unique", he questions, "You can never expect him to react in a manner similar to any other actor if thrown in a common situation. It's just the same for Ayesha. I guess this makes her and Akshaye as two of the finest and most genuine talent around."
Incidentally apart from DE TAALI, Riteish and Ayesha were supposed to be working together in ALADIN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE LAMP as well. However, though Riteish stayed on to be the part of the project, date reasons were cited for Ayesha to be absent from this Sujoy Ghosh fantasy flick. Her place was eventually taken by Sri Lankan model Jackie Fernandez.