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Don't know why women are dropped from sequels: Neha Dhupia

PTI  Mumbai, November 21, 2011
First Published: 14:59 IST(21/11/2011) | Last Updated: 17:20 IST(21/11/2011)

With filmmakers churning out sequels to her hit films like Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, actress Neha Dhupia is clueless as to why women are dropped out of the subsequent parts.

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"I don't know why women are dropped from sequel. It is a male dominated industry and it is entirely upto the director who he wants in the film. But I am glad that most of the films I did are being made into sequels. These films had left a mark, hence they are made into sequels and it feels great to be part of the first part," Neha told PTI in an interview.

Neha DhupiaKyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005), a comedy directed starred Ritesh Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Eesha Koppikar and Neha.

The sequel Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum for which the shooting has begun, stars Tusshar and Ritesh. The new additions include Bipasha Basu, Chunky Pandey and Sarah Jane Dias. It is scheduled to release on April 6 next year.

For Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007), which starred Abhay Deol and Neha, the sequel might be titled - Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro and will star Vivek Oberoi.

Then, a sequel to Apoorva Lakhia's 2007 film Shootout at Lokhandwala is being made. Shootout at Wadala revolves around the encounter of gangster Manya Surve and actors Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi have been finalised for the project with rumors of Vidya Balan being roped in.

All the three films featured Neha in pivotal roles and did good business. But the actress can't quite understand why stories are left untold in the first part if there is more to it.

"I feel if there was a story or something more to tell than why it wasn't told in the first part. If the reason to write another story is something similar did well three years so that is not good reason enough to make a sequel. But I am proud to be associated with films that are now being made into sequels," Neha said.

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