Actor Neha Dhupia has her priorities sorted. At least that’s what it looks like when she talks about her career graph, expectations from her work and why a film’s success or failure does not rile her up ever.
“I don’t think success and failure bother me that much. What bothers me is when someone hurts me a lot. When my relationships get hampered, I end up losing my sleep over it. When it comes to thinking about my career, I know if it didn’t work, it just didn’t work. That’s it,” she says.
However, she wasn’t always this secure. “When I was in my ‘20s, I was very insecure and I had all the makings of someone who is ready to explode.If things at work haven’t been right, that’s because of my incompetence or my team’s. I have not been raised to understand box office numbers; I have been raised to just work well. I am happy that people still remember me after 13 years,” says Dhupia, who made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with Qayamat: City Under Threat.
The actor recently turned producer and is part of an audio chat show that has Bollywood celebrities talking about things, candidly. Although she is not sure if she will produce films in future, the actor is certain that a lot of potential is waiting to get tapped in the industry. “I don’t know if I will produce films, but there is so much content and creativity out there. I feel that talent is not getting exploited. For me, if I have to be part of movies, it has to be through acting, but digitally there is so much more that you can do, both creatively and in terms of content,” she says.