August 10, 2010 12:36:37 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
AISHA has released and turned out to be a safe venture at the box office. The chic flick has found its target audience and further reaffirmed Sonam's claims that it would strike a chord amongst men as well as women due to it being an ensemble feature with characters holding prominence. Well, while Sonam may state that AISHA is all about characters, the fact remains that in most of the frames of the film, there were women dominating the show. With so much happening on female bonding, where did that leave Abhay Deol aside?
"Don't turn this into a sob story, okay", laughs Sonam, "Never once did he feel left out or something due to all the women around. On the contrary he used to totally rag us. We had a lot of fun because we were all young on the sets and fell in the same age group of 24-29 years. While my sister was the youngest in the crew, I was the youngest in the cast; boys like Abhay and Cyrus (Sahukar) were older. Due to the fact that we all come from the same generation, we could bond really well as we had common interests in food, travel, art and movies."
Now even as the film has released, Sonam doesn't hold any qualms against Abhay's absence from the promotional drive.
"He couldn't spare dates for the promotion but he did give us 10 days before he left for Spain for the shoot of ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA", says Sonam in defense of her co-star, "He did pre-record a lot of shows and interviews. But no, beyond that we did not expect him to come and participate in any current promotional activity. We knew that he was busy."