Interview with Film Actress and Model Aneesha Joshi
|Aneesha Joshi is a model, actress and a trained
currently based out of Mumbai. She has worked in a number of TVCs for
such as Lakme, Parachute Hair oil and sunsilk. This year Aneesha made
feature film debut in the popular Hindi film Junooniyat and will soon
in an American dance movie titled Heartbeats.
IM: Can you tell us a
bit about how your got interested in acting and when did you decide
are going to be perusing it professionally?
Aneesha: I must say that my interest in acting has
always been innate. I
couldn't tell you a specific instance when I realized my passion for
it, as it
has always been there throughout. I was mesmerized by the movies, that
of normal humans appearing so much larger than life, and their ability
others emotionally. I knew that no matter what, I had to be involved in
magic. My family nurtured my interest in the arts throughout my
teenage years. They kept me involved in school plays, dance classes,
etc. all while making sure I focused on my academics simultaneously. I
dedicated student, and did not take the giant leap of faith into acting
had earned my Bachelor's Degree from Boston University. Upon
decided that it was the perfect opportunity to give myself one year in
completely foreign industry to test the waters, and I began my journey.
IM: What do you love the most about acting in
front of the
difficult question, since the entire process of acting in front of a
thrilling to me. However, if I have to pick a specific aspect, it would
be getting so immersed in the moment that you don't realize that the
has called cut.
has been the most memorial project that you have worked on so far?
been lucky enough to do great work in the past year and a half of
industry. The most memorable project so far would have to be
"Heartbeats"- a Hollywood dance movie directed by Duane Adler that I
completed shoot for in February. Having the privilege to work alongside
incredible artists was a dream come true. I have to thank my producers
Das, Andrea Chung, my director Duane Adler, choreographers Shampa
and Tessandra Chavez, DP Ravi Varman, and incredible actors Krystal
Amitash Pradhan and Prabal Panjabi, for making the experience
IM: Describe your personal style?
personal style honestly varies depending on my mood, and of course the
Lately, living in Mumbai, my style has veered towards comfort and
Most weekdays I spend with no makeup and gym clothes on. However, I am
quintessential girly girl, and do enjoy getting all dolled up in heels
dresses for dinners, events, and nights out with my friends.
one piece of accessory or clothing in your cupboard that you can’t do
Aneesha: Scarves. I love them. I believe the obsession
began during my college days in Boston. If you talk a walk around the
(especially during fall) you can't go ten steps without seeing a girl
in a cute
scarf! But here in Bombay I throw on lightweight scarves over almost
outfit. Gives it an ethnic feel too, which I love!
has been your most awkward fashion moment?
am not entirely sure I have had an awkward fashion moment (yet!), but I
say this - never wear suede boots if you're walking about in Mumbai.
if you have somewhere important to be later!
IM: Who are
the people in the fashion or film world that have influenced you the
of style, I have a lot of fashion icons. The greatest one of all has to
Princess Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. I am obsessed with her
and beautiful style. Unfortunately, the weather doesn't permit that
dressing here in Mumbai often, but given the option, I prefer cold
fashion over shorts, tank tops and flip flops any day. Another great
and style icon for me is Emma Watson. I see her as the epitome of
grace, dignity and flair. I tell everyone how much I admire her.
IM: If you
could play a character from any iconic Hindi film, what character would
very difficult question. Iconic characters are icons because of those
actresses’ brilliant portrayals! I believe it’s always best to be true
oneself and respect and honor the work of others. Hopefully one day I
lucky enough to be recognized for my own character portrayal in a film,
Finally, what can we look forward to seeing from you in the coming
happy to say that there are very exciting projects coming up in the
for me. Once I am liberty to discuss them, I will be sure to share!
do stay tuned and keep supporting. I cannot thank my supporters enough.
are my backbone. And thank you very much for taking the time to get to
better, I had a blast!
Joshi is on Twitter