Sharing my bed with another person is rather unsettling: Neha Dhupia
Actor Neha Dhupia doesn’t think marriage has anything to do with settling down. She loves her independence and that keeps her going.bollywood Updated: Aug 27, 2016 09:49 IST
Confident, bold and outspoken, actor Neha Dhupia has created an identity that can intimidate a lot of people. She’s independent, fearless and doesn’t let anyone dictate her life and terms.
As she turns 36 today, Dhupia says, she’s gifted herself a brand new production company and not a handbag or jewellery or a brand new apartment or car. “It’s another milestone in my life. It will let me be creative enough in doing what I love to do.”
Having crossed the 35 mark, questions on getting married and settling down did haunt Dhupia too, but she’s clear about what she wants. “I was suffering from this question earlier on but now I don’t even think I am answerable to anyone. Whether I am married, not married, divorced or single, I don’t think anyone should be bothered.”
“I don’t think settling down has got anything to do with marriage. I am very settled in my head, and in my personal and professional life. If settling down means sharing your house, your bed and your bathroom with another person, that’s rather unsettling for me,” says the actor who was last seen as a judge on reality show Roadies.
She feels that the only driving force in her life, is her independence. “This is the price I have to pay. I have to work harder than most other women to be independent. If I don’t, I will start getting dependent on other people and that’s a very scary place to be and thought to have.”
When asked why she’s been away from films she says, “I am just not convinced with the kind of work that comes my way and I don’t find it inspiring enough to be a pair of legs in a film anymore. If that’s the kind of stuff offered to me, I would rather do other work that gets me thinking and keeps me going,” answers Dhupia.
Known for her wit and quirky retorts, why hasn’t she thought of penning down a book ? “If I ever get the chance to write a book, I wouldn’t mind as long as people are willing to read it because a lot of people cannot handle the things I say sometimes and that gets me into trouble.”
The actor further reveals, “Something that I am producing has got to do a lot with me and my battle with people, and that’s what I am using my wit for - my first production.”
With lot of new things on her plate, we wonder if Dhupia will consider getting back to Roadies. “That show is an adventure of a lifetime. I never understood the passion of Roadies before I got on the show. It is all about ‘junoon’. It gives you a different high in life and you get to fight it out with great spirit,” says the actor.
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