Esha Deol on motherhood – The actor talks about how her interest in cooking developed after getting married, and her experience during pregnancy.
As Esha Deol has embraced pregnancy for the second time, the actress admits marriage and motherhood have changed her completely. To begin with, the 37-year-old actress says she was more like a tomboy and was told the same by everyone around her. She further adds how she detested cooking and couldn’t see herself there. “I was very committed and would like to concentrate on my profession with my heart but the kitchen was never a place that I would love to be.” So, you hated cooking? Esha laughs aloud and admits, “Yes, I never liked cooking at all but now I have started cooking and learning to make the dishes he relishes for the love of my husband. Husband ke liye toh yeh sab karna hi padta hai (You have to do it for your husband). Bharat is a non-vegetarian while I am not but you have to cook the dishes that he likes like Goan prawn curry. I first started learning to cook the food I loved to eat. I also love baked stuff so I learned baking cakes first,” says Esha who explored cooking while she was dating Bharat Takhtani. “I must give Bharat the credit for making me love cooking,” she adds.
So, is that the reason for her turning into a chef in her second innings as an actress? “It is not so. Actually, this short film titled Cakewalk’s story has a pinch of reality. When debutant director Ram Kamal Mukherjee came up with this concept and narrated me the story, I found it interesting. I told him clearly to bring up the story exactly the way it has been narrated to me and I am happy he has done justice to it. Also, life is not a cake walk. This is something no one has yet touched upon. This story will also impart a few lessons to the girls who wish to fulfil their dreams,” reveals Esha.
Coming back to motherhood, she says, “In the process of turning to motherhood, you start learning so many things. Somehow, I feel complete now. In the coming years, one has to be a grandmother and all that too. Life has to go on celebrating different relationships in life. Right now, I strongly feel that girl in me has completely become a woman now.” She further adds that after the birth of her first daughter Radhya, her maturity level has grown and she is no more a tomboy.
A few days ago, Esha also took the #10YearChallenge and shared a picture on Instagram of her abs next to her baby bump from the first pregnancy.
Since Esha is pregnant for the second time, what experience has she gathered from her first pregnancy? “When you are pregnant for the first time, you don’t know anything about the process. You are so naive. You do not even understand nor do you have any clue as to what’s going on… it is a strange feeling altogether,” she says and adds, “In reality, you get slightly confused because so many people start giving you so many pieces of advice. But, now being pregnant, I feel comfortable and taking everything in my stride this time since being experienced, I can handle it well. Every woman needs to take it as a part and parcel of their life.”
On the work front, Esha says, “I have a few things on the professional front, which I shall update at the right time. So, you guys need to wait.” Esha has been missing from the screen for long, does she not miss facing camera? “Every actor does miss facing the cameras. If they say ‘no’ then they are surely lying.”