20 June, 2021

Ayesha Dharker

Ever since her role in The Terrorist, offers poured in. Bombay Dreams, the biggest of them all.

Ayesha Dharker
Bombay Dreams may be staged in India soon. Will you be in it?
I don't think so. On Broadway, it cost $14 million to produce. Without that kind of scale, I'm not sure the show will be as much fun to do.

Did you enjoy the singing-dancing routines?
I absolutely loved it. I trained as a dancer in a ballet class which gave me some confidence.

Why was Bombay more successful in London than New York?
Box office-wise, it was equally successful in both cities. The London show longer because Broadway is a very tough market.

Can you do a Bollywood film now?
I would do any genre of film that has a good script. There are some very interesting new films.

You acted in Meera Siyal's Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee. It's a highly acclaimed show.
It hasn't come on TV yet, but we are quietly confident it will do well.

What are you working on currently?
I have a cameo in Mistress Of Spices. I'm doing the film almost solely to work with Santosh Sivan. A series called Waking The...

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