Neha Dupia was persuaded to throw bags full of condoms, contraceptives and antacid pills at crowds of IIT students in order to promote her film Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, the last Bollywood release of the year, which also stars Ranvir Shorey and Rajat Kapoor. “There was a message in all this – that if you have a hangover or if you are having a very drunk night – you must have contraceptives, protection, or antacid pills like Disprin,” she says, “Everything was there in the bag. The message was – take it and go party. The bags had everything except cash to buy the alcohol.”
The film is about a flirty seductress who has a one night stand at a party and the consequences of that for all those involved. Wasn’t Neha worried that the publicity stunt was a tacky way of promoting a tacky movie? “I totally agree with the part that a subject like this may just turn tacky if not handled well,” she confirms, “Whenever you explore a subject that has adultery as it’s central theme with elements like a one night stand, cheating and a drunken night, you are but obviously walking a tight rope. Thankfully Saurabh Shukla’s writing came in handy here. He ensured that it was a classy outing.”
Neha admits to being a bit of a flirt in real life too. “I am a compulsive flirt and I can flirt with anything,” she agrees, “Flirting is fun! Not just that it is also a basic instinct and a part of human nature.” In 2010, Neha can be seen in Action Replay, Raftaar and Pappu Can’t Dance Saala.