Ahsaas Channa made her debut when she was a little girl, in her debut film she was seen essaying the role of Sushmita Sen’s son in the film ‘Vaastu Shastra’ and after that, she essayed the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘son’ in another film. And now, she was part of four web shows recently ‘Kota Factory’, ‘Hostel Daze’, ‘Girls Hostel 2.0’ and ‘Clutch’.
Ahsaas told IANS: “Honestly speaking, I do not really know what else to be except for being an actor. From the time I did my first audition, I loved the camera. I also felt special as a child because everyone would say ‘she is such a cute baby’. In fact, when I gave an audition for ‘Vaastu Shastra’, of course, I was too young and my mother took me there. Initially, the makers did not mention if it was a part for a boy or a girl. But eventually, because they loved the audition so much, they asked my mother if it was okay to cut my hair and play a boy on-screen.”
She further added, “That film went so well that everyone started offering me the role of a boy. My next film ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ in which I play Arjun, the son of Shah Rukh Khan, also got a lot of attention. But eventually, we realized that I am growing up and my on-screen image is becoming that of a boy! In real life when people would see me wearing a dress, they would wonder, because my on-screen cute boy image was strong. Also, my pressure of studies was increasing so after a point I stopped acting for some time.”
“Now that I have grown up, I look different and this is a new life of an actor where I had to start from scratch. My acting, screen presence, everything is different from what I had as a child actor. But I must say, I enjoy giving auditions and do not feel heartbroken or something if I do not get a project. It is okay, I am getting work back to back and I am enjoying this new phase of my career,” said Ahsaas.
Her upcoming Web series ‘Clutch’ is an e-sports show which is a new concept for regular Indian audiences. Sharing more details of the show, Ahsaas Channa said, “It is a show on e-sports and gaming. I know that usually gaming and e-sports being a new concept, it has not been taken seriously that much. I mean, anyone would think that playing cricket, football, badminton would give you a much brighter career and good money than e-sports. But that is not true. My character in the show, who was a young badminton player, due to some incident she had to stop playing and discover the world of e-sports. So it is a human story of transformation, a journey as well as a twist of e-sports, quite interesting I would say.”