Goa has become a second home for many, including the famous personalities, businessmen and celebrities. Famous names like Pooja Bedi, Lucky Ali have already shifted their base in Goa and now the Kkusum fame TV actress Aashka Gorodia has moved down to Goa leaving her showbiz career behind.
“Entrepreneurship was a path I wanted to pursue. Business was always in my blood, and this dream has been with me for quite some time now. Acting happened by chance. I was only 16 when I moved to Mumbai, but while pursuing my acting career, I had this business virus in me, to do something in the world out there and that has finally happened. So, I felt it’s time I tell everyone that acting, for now, is going on a break as I pursue my other dream.”
The telly actress became a household name after featuring in Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms’ productions’ ‘Kkusum’ in 2003. She further gained massive popularity for portraying the iconic role of Kallavati in ‘Laagi Tujhse Lagan’. She was also seen in super hit shows like “Naagin” and “Balveer”.
The actress even participated in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 6 and remained one of the most popular contestants that year. She tied the knot with Brent Goble on December 1, 2017. Aashka had a Christian wedding ceremony on December 1, followed by a traditional Hindu ceremony on December 3 2017. Aashka and Brent participated together in the dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye 8’. The couple is majorly into yoga and fitness.
Talking to a famous website, Aashka said, “I don’t want to act anymore. I want to focus on my business and be a successful entrepreneur. This is the way I always wanted to follow. Business is in my blood. I had been thinking for a long time to fulfill my dream”. Aashka launched the country’s first 3D eyelash brand ‘Renai’ in 2018 and it is in the name of her mother-in-law.
In fact, Aashka has named her brand of products after her special friends Juhi Parmar and Mouni Roy ,who are also actors. It was only recently that Aashka mentioned it.
Further talking about the kind of content is these days on television, Aashka said, “Television reaches the masses and it’s bigger than other industries that exist. In terms of content, as an actor, that’s never in your hands. In my case, it isn’t necessarily that, it’s also the fact that I wanted to do something else.”
Aashka along with her husband has now moved to Goa. On whether she will return to showbiz or not, the actress said, “For now, it is a goodbye. Whether this sabbatical is temporary or permanent, time will tell, but I know that I am not taking up anything in acting in the coming future. Entrepreneurship and the shuttling between Ahmedabad and Goa keeps me busy.”