Former Miss India Neha Dhupia was once viewed as a B-grade actress who did several provocative roles in films like Julie (which, by the way, was a hit). However, after a spat of different films like Dasvidaniya, Dus Kahaniyaan, Mithya and the upcoming Maharathi, Neha has re-discovered herself as an actress and proved just how talented she is.
In Maharathi, she shares screen space with several stalwarts like Naseerudin Shah and Paresh Rawal. She plays an ambitious aspiring actress who gets involved in a situation more complex than she bargained for.
“I am here to do all kinds of roles. As an actor I just want to act, and it doesn’t matter if it is a small role as long as it gives me enough scope to bring the best out of me,” she explains. After working with several talented actors, we can see why Neha isn’t complaining.
Neha has become part of the “multiplex” group of actors who take part in films that are often termed offbeat but have found a strong footing at the box office recently. Still, she managed to find time to play a glamorous girl in the super-successful Singh is Kinng.
“An actress in a glamourous outfit can also do serious roles!” Neha says. Judging her past filmography, this is certainly true.