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Ahana Deol to debut with Esha

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Friday, May 11, 2007
With yesteryear's Dream Girl Hema Malini being mother and "Garam" Dharam aka Dharmandra her father, Ahana Deol came to Bollywood on a silver platter as it were. Elder sister and ear-marked actress Esha Deol, with whom she has done dance performances along with mother Hema, should have been a strong influence to take to acting as well but Ahana seems to be still camera shy. After all, Kareena took only a few months to follow in the dancing footsteps of sister Karisma Kapoor. That however does not rule her out behind the camera and so it is.

Ahana Deol is all set to don the director's cap and will have Hema, Dharmendra and Esha as acting putty to be knuckled into shape in front of the camera. Ahana will, theoretically speaking at least, also have her three step-brothers, Sunny, Bobby and Abhay, also at her service if she chooses to cast them!

Ahana is bracing up to direct a film about a man who faces hardships and emerges triumphant. The male lead has not yet been finalised (though actor Kunal Kapoor seems to be a strong candidate), but the female lead has already seen sister Esha signed in. Ahana has said that she never aspired to become an actress. "It's not my scene. I don't like the thought of wearing make-up. As it is I don't like to doll-up," she has been quoted as having said and that seems quite categorical. That should also sound like music to Dharmendra's ears as he has never been too happy with Esha donning make-up.

Hema too has been very unhappy about how Esha's talent has not been exploited at all yet, and is therefore producing the film (she had produced and directed Dil Ashana Hai before) and having Esha's younger sibling taking up the reins to show the world what Esha is all about really. Though, didn't they say the story is about a male protagonist's struggle and triumph? So finally all his family has gone into acting!!!

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