just like her father, underneath the tough, hard
shell is something gooey soft. Her uncanny
maturity and professional outlook was only a
couple of things that caught peoples eye. After
holding back long enough, she finally answers
about her future plans, and if films were waiting
for her just around the corner. "Yes there
are [acting plans] but not in Bollywood. I’m
doing much better off in Hollywood, as I’ve got
a few offers but had to turn them down due to my
age and schoolwork. It was very upsetting."
Impressively, some of the films she’s already
turned down include Saw III (October 27), Marie
Antoinette (October 20), and Casino Royale
(November 16). She’s also signed a contract with
the popular specialty-clothing store Abercrombie
& Fitch. Upsetting it must have been in deed,
but her patience is undeniable.
happens for a reason," she tells me calmly.
"I had to make a choice: Either sacrifice my
entire life and pray the film does well. Or, I
finish school and get a degree in something solid,
so just in case, I have something to fall back on.
I chose college over those films releasing now
that I could have been in." And once again
with that envious dose of patience she says,
"I’m still young. There will be
makes a person wise? Is it the money they have,
contacts they know, or the ability to see from a
composed, all-encompassing perspective? For
Trishala it’s the latter. Such an understanding
of purpose and place is rarely realized by many
star-children who have blindly jumped into the
center-stage of glitz and glamour.
who have followed Sanjay Dutt’s career know that
his journey has been nothing but smooth sailing.
From the untimely death of his first wife, Richa
Sharma, to the child custody battle with his
in-laws, to his alleged involvement in the 1993
Mumbai bombings; he has still emerged victorious
as an actor, a human being, and a father. "I
have a very strong relationship with him,"
she says. "Most people think he and I aren’t
very close but they’re wrong. Just because I don’t
see him everyday doesn’t mean him and me aren’t
close. I talk to him, I’d say, every three
Trishala whether or not her dad had ever expressed
interest towards her entering Bollywood – a very
current issue, as the recent past has seen an
emergence of the star-children generation.
"For Bollywood it’s completely different
now. He used to express interest, but now its just
stay out of it." Further justifying his
stance, "Girls are used mainly as props for
films, which he does not want me getting
into." Once again one finds little basis to
argue. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule
(i.e. Kalpana Lajmi’s films).
response to Bollywood’s foil, Hollywood:
"In Hollywood you can pick and choose what
you want and don’t want to do.