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Neetu Chandra busy with regional films

PTI   November 28, 2012
First Published: 18:37 IST(28/11/2012) | Last Updated: 00:13 IST(29/11/2012)
Actor Neetu Chandra, who has been missing from Hindi movies for over a year now, says she is happy doing regional cinema, as it offers much more quality and content.

The actor has worked in Bollywood films like Garam Masala, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye! and Traffic Signal. Her last release was Kucch Luv Jaisaa, which did not work well at the box office. Chandra is also doing Tamil and Telegu cinema and has a Greek project in her kitty, titled — Home Sweet Home.

“I have done quality films in six years and I am not going to look at quantity. Coming from a non-film background the industry does not give you chances again and again. So, I am being careful with my choices. Today regional cinema has a lot of quality.

“I am doing a Tamil film, a Greek movie, I do plays so I am happy doing work which makes sense. I will not do a commercial without content,” Chandra said on the sidelines of the 43rd International Film Festival of India recently.

Neetu has also turned producer with the Bhojpuri movie Deswa, which is directed by her brother. According to her, the kind of Bhojpuri cinema which is being made today cannot be watched with family because it is so vulgar and she wanted to change that. “I took up production because my brother was directing this film and financers backed out. We wanted to make a different Bhojpuri film,” she said.

Asked about her next production, Chandra said, “I don’t have the strength to make another Bhojpuri film right now because Deswa has taken a lot from me. Either I can act or produce, not capable of doing both the things at the same time.”
The actor has a Hindi movie and a Tamil movie with director Ameer Sultan set to release next year.
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