For the first time in her career, Neha Dhupia is going in for a completely de-glam avatar. The new look will be seen in a song in her upcoming film, Pappu Can’t Dance Saala, directed by Saurabh Shukla, where the actor plays a chorus dancer.
“That’s my introduction in the film, and it’s one of the nicest introductions you will see for any Indian actor,” say the former beauty queen. Ask her how she coaxed herself into donning the look and she says, “I didn’t have to convince myself. I just obeyed Saurabh’s orders. He is not only a great writer and director, but also a fantastic actor and I had immense faith in him.”
Meanwhile, Shukla believes that Neha’s beauty is in her simplicity. “She is a beautiful girl. It’s next to impossible to deglamourise her completely and I firmly believe that simplicity is a lot more glamorous than made up glamour,” he reasons.
Pappu Can’t Dance Saala, is a light-hearted comedy where Neha has been paired opposite Vinay Pathak. The story revolves around a man who comes to Mumbai from Varanasi, and finds it difficult to adjust to a place away from his city that’s rich with cultural heritage.
Neha, who believes that she looks best in her de-glam avatar, is not stopping at this sequence. In her next film, Kabir Kaushik’s Maximum, she is set to play a completely de-glam character too. She explains, “I have never looked better, that’s why I decided to go ahead with it. I am wearing cotton saris.” The film also stars Sonu Sood and Naseeruddin Shah. It’s the story of an encounter cop.