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interview Neha Dhupia and Tusshar speak about their new television show

versatile Neha Dhupia
versatile Neha Dhupia

After completing a decade in Bollywood, actress Neha Dhupia, known for her movies such as Julie and Phas Gaye Re Obama , forays into the world of television with the show Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre on Colors. She speaks about her TV experience.

Tell us something about ‘Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre’.

It is a comedy show that amalgamates theatre, films and television. It is an effort to bring them together on a common platform. The idea is different and unique. The sets on the show are amazing.

How did you come to be associated with it?

I got a call from Colors and Endamol who briefed me about the concept. I liked bringing ‘live theatre’ back on television and came on board.

Cinema actors are increasingly getting into television…

Television reaches out to the masses and actors don’t want to let the opportunity go. With the advent of non-fiction content on TV, the audience base of the television industry has increased even more and movie actors want an access to that. I let go some movie offers to be a part of this show.

You have completed a decade in Bollywood. How do you look back at it?

I don’t think the number of years can define the experience. I have, definitely, come a long way but I have still a long way to travel. I have received love and appreciation from fans and admirers. I started with glamorous roles but lately I have also done many character driven portrayals. I am happy but still hungry for more.

What was the experience of your debut Punjabi film, Rangeelay ?

Rangeelay is an exciting and funny romantic comedy. I am looking forward to working with Jimmy Shergill. I always wanted to do a romantic comedy. The film was challenging in the beginning, but my Punjabi roots helped me a lot.

Future projects?

I am doing a film titled Omi with Karan Johar . There is also another comedy film lined up. I will start shooting afterthe completion of the television show.

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I let go some movie offers to be a part of this show



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