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Neha Dhupia admits being choosy is risky, but she’s ‘constantly hustling’ to keep on working

Actor Neha Dhupia says that being associated with a project that’s not good enough, ends up hurting you a lot more than not being around.

bollywood Updated: Feb 09, 2018 18:05 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Actor Neha Dhupia was seen in the films Tumhari Sulu, Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Singlle last year.(Prodip Guha)

If someone were to tell you that actor Neha Dhupia has been around in Bollywood for more than 15 years, you’d wonder why she hasn’t done as many films as her contemporaries. That’s because she doesn’t mind waiting to pick the right projects. Can being this choosy, at times, get risky? “Oh yeah,” says Neha. “I definitely think that being choosy is risky. It’s not a good idea because it’s one of those things when you are out of sight and out of mind. So, I don’t want to be away for too long.”

The actor believes that not doing many films at the same time is far better than doing something that’s not worth it. “Being associated with a project that’s not at par ends up hurting you a lot more than not being around... You can feel very princely doing film after film, and then the audience is not accepting or approving of it. So, you need to undo, and do [the right thing] again,” says Neha, adding that she learned this very late in her career.

“I remember a very good casting director in the business told me that ‘you don’t need to undo anything that you have done.Your only flaw is that you haven’t done anything, which is also, in a way, good for the director, because then they can mould you in any way because you’ve been away for long,” explains the actor, who starred in Tumhari Sulu, Hindi Medium and Qarib Qarib Singlle last year.

However, Neha asserts that she is not one of those who sit at home and do nothing to find more work. “That’s one thing I can’t do. I am constantly hustling and making sure that I’m doing something or the other. I am dabbling between all platforms — TV, films, LIVE events, digital, production. In this day and age, if you are doing anything less than five jobs, then you are not doing enough,” says Neha, sounding content with her career graph. “So, even when I am not doing films, I am doing what is expected out of my own brand and I try and do things that are of interest to me, and therefore generate interest in the audience,” she signs off.

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First Published: Feb 09, 2018 18:03 IST