Aashka Goradia bids farewell to cinema for pursuing her entrepreneurial aspirations

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Published by Diya Khetrapal on 28 Apr 2021

Aashka Goradia stunned her fans when she announced her intentions to leave acting to fulfil her entrepreneurial aspirations. The actress wants to concentrate on her make-up brand, which she launched a few years ago, in order to move it to the next stage. As of now, Aashka refers to it as a “three-year plan,” but she prefers the term “moving on” to “quitting.”

The actress who will “miss becoming so many different people at the same time” revealed her thoughts in an exclusive interview with the Indian Express, “I would rather call it moving on to another phase. I may not find the time to do something that I have done and loved for the last 20 years now, as I want to give my 100 per cent to Renee (her makeup brand). Thus, this decision came along and I don’t think it would be right to term it giving up.”

She went on to say that she doesn’t know what the future holds, but that it was a choice she had to make. Aashka predicts that she will not act for at least the next three years and that fate will take its own path. “This is something that I have always wanted to do. Pursuing entrepreneurship and working on my cosmetic business has been a passion, and it requires a level of commitment. I knew it all along and it happened the way it would, and so it wasn’t a surprising or shocking time for me,” said the 35-year-old, who has appeared in shows such as Kkusum, Daayan, Naagin, Nach Baliye, and Bigg Boss 6, among others.

Aashka Goradia revealed that her family, friends and co-workers were all aware and supportive of her decision. She went on to say that she considers herself fortunate to have them in her life and that she would not have been able to make a decision without their support.

To answer whether or not it a tough choice to make, she said with a smile, “Right now, yes it’s a tough decision and choices are always tough. I am not just walking away from a career I built from the scratch but also the city, memories, relationships.”

When asked what she would miss the most, she said, “I will miss going on the sets, meeting the crew of 100 people, who become your family for the number of days or months you work on the project. The beautiful feeling of coming together to create a craft that is watched nationwide, and living a character, that becomes your identity. I will miss my spot dadas and make-up dadas expressions when they see you perform, and then tell you how well you did the scene.”

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