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‘No one recognised me as a dacoit’

entertainment Updated: May 21, 2010 19:51 IST
Rachana Dubey

Neha DhupiaAfter Raat Gayi Baat Gayi that released on the last day of 2009, Neha Dhupia has resurfaced with a string of releases for this year. Apart from working on Action Replay with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, Dhupia has been reading scripts and has nearly completed work on a satirical comedy, With Love To Obama.

The former Miss India is reportedly playing a non-glamorous character for the first time, which is supposedly called Munni Madam of Meerut. The role is rumoured to be inspired by politician Mayawati, in terms of her speech, body language and style. Screenwriter-turned-actor Amole Gupte and actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor are her co-stars in the film.

Dhupia doesn’t wish to comment on the Mayawati rumour, but confirms that she plays a dacoit in the film. “With Love To Obama revolves around the economic slowdown. The story will make you laugh and think over the issues that have come to the fore after the recession. I enjoyed playing and dressing up like a dacoit. When I moved around on the sets, most of the time, no one would recognise me. That’s the best thing about playing such a character,” smiles Dhupia.

The story revolves around the ill-effects of the recession on gangsters in the interiors of UP.