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Neha Dhupia: I once tried to copy Priyanka Chopra’s style and ended up looking like an idiot

Actor Neha Dhupia says that now she does her own thing and doesn’t pay much heed to what other people say about her style choices.

bollywood Updated: Jan 20, 2018 18:01 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Neha Dhupia,Tumhari Sulu,Vidya Balan
Neha Dhupia says that while aping other people and trying to be somebody else, you end up making mistakes.(Shivam Saxena/HT)

She has been making fashion statements and believes in experimenting. So, it won’t be wrong to say that actor Neha Dhupia is at the top of her style game. But, the actor reveals that there was a time when she used to copy other female stars from Bollywood and ended up with bizarre results.

“The first thing I would do — when I was younger — was to compare myself with other people and I would be like ‘if this actor is wearing a golden saree with a high ponytail and lenses, let me do the same thing’. I still remember this incident where Priyanka Chopra looked really hot in a golden sari and the next day, I wore the same thing and ended up looking like an idiot,” laughs Neha.

However, Neha says she has matured with age, and no longer feels the need to compare herself with other people. “Now, I do my own thing. Call it a bed sheet, a curtain or effortless chic — I dress the way I want to, I choose the product I want to, I say things that I want to. While aping other people and trying to be somebody else, you end up making mistakes,” adds Neha, who maintains that she doesn’t pay much heed to what people say about her style choices.

The actor, who was last seen in the film Tumhari Sulu (2017), shares that everyone goes through this learning phase and she was no different. Going down memory lane, Neha recalls how she came to the city with a return ticket in hand, but she’s glad she never had to use it. “Somebody told me this is short lived and in few years, you won’t have much to do. I was 21 when I came to Mumbai with an air ticket to go back in two months. I packed my bags and told my parents that I’ll be back soon. I still have that return ticket which I bought for ₹3,500 and I am really blessed that I never had to use it,” says Neha.

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First Published: Jan 20, 2018 18:00 IST