‘I feel I should attempt everything now’

Neha Dhupia was seen in an insignificant role in director Vipul Shah’s recently released film Action Replayy.

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Published: Sat 13 Nov 2010, 9:39 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 12:59 PM

Neha Dhupia was seen in an insignificant role in director Vipul Shah’s recently released film Action Replayy, but the actress dismisses it saying the part wasn’t that bad when it was offered to her. She is more excited about her next release where she plays a dacoit.

“It happens. May be it wasn’t so bad when it was offered to me. But in any case it was a guest appearance. Vipul is a friend and I did it for him. It was a very friendly appearance,” Neha, 30, said in an interview.

The former Miss India is now looking forward to the release of Phas Gaya Re Obama, slated for a November 26 release.

Neha has donned the role of a dacoit Munni Madam in the film directed by Subhash Kapoor and believes doing such challenging characters gives a new dimension to any actress.

“I never imagined playing the part. It’s a very challenging role and I thought there are so many actresses who have the potential to play the part.

“But he (the director) wanted me to do it and then we got into rehearsals. I think that I am very urban - a city girl. Once I got into this, however, I started thinking differently,” said Neha.

Phas Gaya Re Obama is a comedy film set against the backdrop of global recession that originated in the US.

“I am not the heroine of the film. I am just one of the boys, the hero of the film. It’s literally like that. I play a male part in a female form,” she added.

Apart from acting, Neha also makes her singing debut with the film and she doesn’t rule out the possibility of lending her voice in future to other projects.

“I had to just rap four lines. It was blown out of proportion by the media. I had said no to this song, but my director was insistent as he wanted a husky voice. And so it happened. I took six hours to finish it.

“I am always the kind of person who pushes the envelope. You will never see me doing the same thing,” said Neha.

Would she cut a music album too?“I don’t have the patience to scratch a CD. I think my biggest struggle in being a musician would be sitting in a closed studio.”

The actress, who has experimented with both mainstream and off-beat movies believes one should not miss any opportunity to show one’s acting skills.

“The fun part of being an actor is that I get different roles. I am lucky. And most importantly, I feel I should attempt everything now. You have one life, one career and very few choices - if I’m not going to make the most of it, then there is really no fun in what I do,” said Neha.

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