Lasyapriya Sundaram (BOMBAY TIMES; August 8, 2018)

Giving new meaning to bold and beautiful, Esha Gupta pursues adventure sports with great passion. In fact, such is her love for thrills that she prefers adventure sports over run-of-the-mill vacations. She says, “Every year instead of a luxury holiday, I plan trips based on adventure sports. I try out at least one new adventure sport and I loved it when I went skydiving. This year I was busy with work and I didn’t get time but, when I do have some time off, I plan to go deep sea diving.”

Talking of sports, the actress often praises female athletes on social media when they excel at various international competitions. She says, “Social media reflects our lives and thoughts and I make it a point to always support our athletes, especially women sportspersons. Even though women are often better than men in various fields, we are still fighting for equality. I am not saying that girls are equal to boys that can be an unfair comparison. After all, only women have the ability to give birth and even after that they still play sports. In fact women don’t let hormonal changes that occur after a certain age act as a deterrent in pursuing sports. I also hope the government recognises athletes in sports other than cricket, so they don’t have to sell their gold medals for bread and butter.”