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'I was just 5 when I got my first cheque'

Neetu Singh made a comeback to the silver screen with Do Dooni Chaar recently. The actress opens up about being Ranbir's mom, her first pay cheque and love stories.

entertainment Updated: Oct 09, 2010 19:39 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times

She started her career as a child artiste, but Neetu Singh made her mark as a heroine with Yaadon Ki Baarat. She and Rishi Kapoor acted in several hits of the Seventies and became one of Bollywood’s most popular pairs. She married Rishi when she was at the peak of her career and opted out of films. But now, after more than 20 years, Neetu has made a comeback with Rishi in Do Dooni Chaar.

One word that describes you best?
I am patience personified!

Which superhero would you like to be and why?
More than a superhero, I would like to be Manmohan Singh! He is absolutely great and has been holding India together really well.

If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?
I’ll tell him: “Mein Ranbir Kapoor ki mummy hoon, please mujhe chhod do!” (I am Ranbir Kapoor’s mother, please let me go!)

What makes you feel sexy?
The fact that I still look good at my age.

You get high on…
I get a high when people praise my children.

The colour ‘pink’ for you is…
It reminds me of cancer awareness.

What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I was just five when I got my first pay cheque, so I didn’t know anything about it!

The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
I don’t believe in breaking laws.

What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
An eel. My husband wanted me to try it out.

You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
I’ll take the skateboard. It seems to be the safest option and I can just whiz past everything.

Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
I don’t know which planet, but I’d take the moon since it’s familiar territory for humans now.

If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which one would you choose?
Intelligent, definitely. Can’t be rich and dumb.

What makes your day?
Just staying in touch with my kids on a daily basis.

What screws it up?
If they don’t call me everyday.

Love is…
Being patient.

Do you love Luv Storys?
Yes! I am totally for mushy moments.

Share a secret with us…you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
I iron my clothes myself.

If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
It would be so nice to have the whole planet to myself! No traffic, no pollution... complete peace of mind!

The last time you rode on a bus
Very recently in London.

First Published: Oct 09, 2010 17:12 IST