She’s back on the big screen after three decades (excluding the blink and miss appearance in Love Aaj Kal, last year). Actor Neetu Kapoor says that today she’s a homebody, happy looking after her house and family.
But she can hardly contain her child-like excitement about returning to work, opposite her husband Rishi in Do Dooni Chaar, that opens on October 8.
Neetu had thought of declining the offer even before director Habib Faisal narrated the script to her. “But after the narration, I felt it was too good to refuse. I could imagine myself as Kusum Duggal. Rishi and my roles carry a message for the viewer too,” she says.
Neetu admits she faced hiccups on her first day at work because she had to shoot without wearing her reading glasses. “I was like a bull in a china shop, bumping into things everywhere. Everything was out of focus,” she laughs, adding that she carried her glasses to the sets the next morning.
What was husband Rishi’s reaction to her re-entry in the studios? “He was thrilled. We’re working together after 30 years. Ranbir and Riddhima are excited too,” Neetu exults.
Given that she’s extremely close to her son, did she confide her apprehensions in him? “Yup,” says Neetu. “Ranbir was confident that I’ll pull it off. He insisted that I should shed my reservations and doubts. I did.” Like Rishi, Neetu also believes that her son will play a long innings in showbiz.
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“Ranbir’s strength lies in his passion in what he does. He works hard on his roles. He breathes, thinks and lives movies. He’s on the same page with you as long as you talk cinema,” beams the proud mother.
So, would she like to continue to act, with or without her son and husband? “I can’t say anything right now,” says Neetu. “It depends on the role, the script and the directors. We cross the bridge when we come to it, right?”