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'The signal is green' for Neetu Chandra

The actress speaks to Avantika Sushil about Traffic Signal and her forthcoming movie with Anupam Kher.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 19:22 IST

Neetu Chandra's on cloud nine. Reason, the actress has got to work with three top of the league directors of the Indian Film Industry, that tooin the initial stage of her career.

In a free-wheeling interview, the actress speaks about her film Traffic Signal whichhits the theatrestoday.

How do you rate your completely de-glam role in Traffic Signal vis-a-vis Garam Masala?
I think I’ve been lucky to play two diverse characters.Being a new comer its an honour to get films like Garam masala and Traffic Signal in the initial stage of my career.

As far as looks are concerned, for me looks don’t matter. What matters is the kind of role that I have and my performance. You play one character in a film and another one in the next, so I guess one should be able to play different characters. That's what is more important.

How’s it been working with Priyadarshan and Madhur Bhandarkar? What difference did you find in their styles of working?
I’m privileged to work with them. Being a newcomer in the industry, it’s a dream to work with two successful directors and get such good roles. I think each director is different and has their own working style.

Both are perfectionists in their work. Also both the films were completely different. Traffic Signal is a more realistic film, whereas Garam Masala was a commercial movie. I loved working in both the films and I love both of them. I’m lucky to work with them.

Please elaborate on your role in Traffic Signal.
Well, I play a Kathiawadi girl who sells handicrafts at the traffic signal. The signal is the place from where she operates her business. I wouldn’t say that it was a difficult role but yes its different from what I’ve done earlier.

How’s it been working with Akshay Kumar and Kunal Khemu?
Akshay, of course is a much senior actor, so it was a different equation with him. Whereas Kunal and I on the other hand are two films old and also of the same age. It was much easy-going with him.

There’s news that you are doing a film with Anupam Kher? How does it feel to be working with top league directors?
Yes, that’s true. I think I’m lucky to be working with such talented and established people. As far as far the film is concerned, I cannot disclose much about it. All I can say is that it’s a dream to be working with Anupam Kher.

First Published: Feb 02, 2007 03:00 IST