Esha says she initially thought of faking the guitar-playing scenes on screen but director Shivam advised her against it. "I also thought why not learn it like I have learnt to dance to jazz? I can't sit idle for long. It can always come in handy some time and I have a fine ear for sur and taal. I have been practicing every day for an hour. The first tune that I mastered in the first couple of days was the Ek Haseena Thi tune from Subhash Ghai's Karz. I also want to learn how to play Dilbar Mere from Satte Pe Satta. It's my mom's song and my favourite."
But Esha says it will take a long time to master that tune. "The way I am going, I will learn to play the tune when I am 50!" Esha laughs and adds, "But I must say both mom and my sister Ahana have been very encouraging. Mom learnt to play the sitar while Ahana's been learning the guitar for a long time."
Esha's next release is Kunal Shivdasani's Hijack which releases this week where she's paired with Shiney Ahuja. Esha says, "I am not paired romantically opposite him. We do share certain chemistry in our scenes. I play a gutsy airhostess but when the plane gets hijacked, I stay cool and calm. My passengers' safety comes first. We had great fun shooting for the film in Mauritius."