Being a known face in the public eye can put a lot of pressure on celebrities to look good all the time, but actor Neha Dhupia says she likes to keep herself away from this kind of stress.
“I don’t dwell in the usual definition of beauty. The pressure of looking beautiful exists every day in our industry but I feel it is ridiculous that we take ourselves so seriously. I feel the pressure but I don’t let it drive me up the wall. The only stress I take is the kind that every other woman feels - of dressing up in a nice way,” says Dhupia.
Public figures influence their followers strongly when it comes to fashion but Dhupia doesn’t let the enormity of this responsibility influence her wardrobe elements ever. “Do I feel the pressure of influencing people when I am dressing up every day? No, I don’t. All I ask myself is that if I am comfortable or not. The only way you can be happy and confident with what you are wearing is by being comfortable with it,” says the actor, who has been part of films like Julie (2004), Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) and Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007).
And she has a mantra for all her fans, who want to know the secret behind her beauty. “The only way to feel beautiful about yourself is by surrounding yourself with happiness and not be around people who make you feel silly. I know it sounds cliché but beauty is not about certain vital statistics but more about inner happiness,” says Dhupia.