Neetu, who has always been passionate about promoting Bhojpuri movies and making or acting in films with some connection to Bihar, was recently in Bangalore to strut on the ramp for a fashion show. She seemed more than happy to walk the ramp. She swayed and did a little jig too and ensured that all eyes were on her.
Deswa, that will be released early next year, has been produced under the banner of Champaran Talkies. “The film is directed by my brother Nitin Chandra. I want to project Bihar in good light. I intend to give the image of Bihar a makeover,” reasons Neetu. Talking about the film, Neetu says, “The movie is pegged on three young people and their struggles in life. Issues of migration arise in the movie. What will happen to my State with such large scale migration,” wonders Neetu.
Neetu says that she chooses to do movies with a good script. “They must be different and challenging,” she reasons. Known for her voluptuous avatar, Neetu has been a topic of gossip for a long time but she has always stood up against rumour-mongers. “Let people wag their tongues. I don’t care. As an actor, you have to be able to mould yourself into just about any role. People here talk about making it big in Hollywood but you just can’t stand a kissing scene in Bollywood. That’s hypocrisy. Isn’t it?” she points out.
Neetu is glad that she has done a variety of roles. “I am not typecast and I don’t think people will associate me with a particular role. I am known for my versatility,” she says.
In Apartment, Neetu played a character who suffered from Bipolar Disorder. This young lady comes from a small town and moves into a City. She soon begins to feel insecure and lonely. She slips in and out of multiple affairs and finally she’s devastated enough to seek revenge and goes on a killing spree. “It was a thrilling experience. There were loads of edge-of-the-seat moments,” she says.
Neetu thinks that there’s a dearth of cinema that can provoke the audience to think and reason in a different manner. “No producer will be willing to sink money into something as risky and no director will take the chance of dabbling with something he or she is not sure of,” she wraps up.