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Neha Sharma: I would love to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Actor Neha Sharma, who is content with the way her career is shaping up, says she wants to feature in a period drama helmed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

bollywood Updated: May 02, 2017 07:48 IST
Nivriti Rijhsinghani
Nivriti Rijhsinghani
Hindustan Times
Neha Sharma,Mubarkaan,Anil Kapoor
Neha Sharma will make a special appearance in the film Mubarakan, starring actor Anil Kapoor.

Actor Neha Sharma, who did Chinese-Indian historical film Xuanzang last year, says she wants to do one in Bollywood as well. “I would like to do such a film here too. In fact, I would love to work with [filmmaker] Sanjay Leela Bhansali as the man does it [period drama] brilliantly,” Neha says about Bhansali (inset), who has helmed historical films such as Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013).

Asked about her experience of shooting Xuanzang, Neha says she was impressed with the authenticity of the film’s sets.“The kind of detailing done on every little thing that was part of the sets was pretty much authentic, like it would have been in those times. The film was about the journey of a scholar, Xuanzang through India. The people on the sets were all wonderful and warm. Like even when I do films here, there are some film units which are a lot of fun.”
Neha, who will be making a special appearance in the film Mubarakan starring actor Anil Kapoor, says she had an amazing time shooting with him. “It was great working with Anil Kapoor. I think he is a wonderful actor. I have always admired his work and he is so warm and he has an energy about him that makes working with him a real pleasure,” she says.

Neha, who has been a part of films such as Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story (2013) and Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012), says she is happy with her career graph. “I’m pretty much in a happy space, doing the kind of work I am doing. And this is the best place to be, where you can choose what you want to do, and when you want to do — no one is trying to tell you that this is the way you have to do it,” she says.

Recently singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets regarding how he is woken up by azaan in the morning created quite a stir on social media. Neha says that although she has a neutral view point on this, she feels that the singer did nothing wrong in voicing his opinion. “It isn’t about what side you take. I think both of them are right in their own way. Every opinion matters in a democratic country,” she says.

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First Published: May 01, 2017 16:54 IST