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Neha Dhupia denies undergoing botox

The sexy siren rubbishes the report of a local newspaper that reported she had undergone Botox to get rid of laughter lines and other finer lines on her face.

entertainment Updated: Jun 11, 2010 13:05 IST
Sujata Reddy

A city newspaper reported that actor Neha Dhupia had undergone Botox to get rid of laughter lines and other finer lines on her face. When asked, Dhupia flexes her facial muscles and says, “Look! I can move my face in seven directions! I’m a very organic person. I don’t even get hair extentions and fake nails — let alone Botox.”

Thanks to her ever-so-changing image in the movies, Dhupia recently shot her third edition of the AXN Action Awards that turns five this year. We wonder what made her switch from ‘oomphy’ to ‘meaty’ roles.

Dhupia admits that making the switch from Sheesha and Julie to Ek Chalis Ki Last Local and Maharathi hasn’t been easy.
“But what you see in the latter, is who the real Neha Dhupia is. These roles have made people believe that there is more to me than just oomph,” she adds.

The actor says that what the audience saw of her before she took on a string of small-budget-deep-meaning films wasn’t the person she really is.

“I was trying to be someone I wasn’t. I was branded seductive and sexy which I don’t think I am. Playing ‘sexy’ roles wasn’t my forte. Sometimes to make that one correct move ahead, you have to go four steps behind,” says Dhupia, adding that she’s well looking for a change again, but doesn’t know what the change would really be.

Sex and the movies
Given the recent increase in sexual content in the movies, does she agree that sex sells?
Dhupia agrees, “The recent biggest blockbuster had three women parading in bikinis in the middle of exotic locales (referring to the Housefull actors, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan). What else can I say then, haan?”

Upcoming films
With Love to Obama
It’s a satire in which I play Munni Madam, modelled on politician Mayawati. I had to watch a couple of videos on youtube to learn her dialect and the way she commands her men. It was an enriching experience.

Dear Friend Hitler
I play the Nazi leader’s girlfriend Eva Braun. I am yet to start my research on her. The script came my way two years ago, but Kher saab (Anupam Kher, who plays Hitler) and I felt that the script had to be Indianised a bit. The director/writer agreed with us. He reworked the script. We heard it and locked it.

The most interesting aspect of playing Eva will be that I can model her the way I want to because not much is known about her. In fact most books and movies based on her portray her in different ways.

Action Replayy
It’s with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. I can’t talk much about this one, but it was a pleasure working with the two.