'I don't believe in exposing'

'I don't believe in exposing'

Actress Neha Saxena, who made her Sandalwood debut with ‘Just Love’ opposite actor J Karthik, says that her mother is her biggest inspiration. 

“My father passed away before I was born so my mother has been the best actor I have met so far — she has been my father, brother, sister, best friend and everything else.
When I opened my eyes, she was there to hold my finger, when no one else was,” says the Punjabi actress. 

According to her, it took her a while to convince her mother to let her follow her dream of acting. “When I was small, I would act like I was a film star but I would hide it from my mother. As I grew up, I did what she wanted me to - I have a corporate job and I shoot for films at the same time.” Although managing a hectic schedule, she loves what she is doing. 

“I have always wanted to act. When I was modelling, I got opportunities in a few movies but it wasn’t in the right way. I didn’t want to get my work done through the ‘casting couch’” she says. “I don’t believe in exposing and wearing short clothes for item numbers. According to me, glamour is beauty and not vulgarity and there should be a limit to everything. I’m here to perform and I want to be known as a professional,” she adds. 

Neha has recently signed a slew of films that are lined up for release over the next few years. She says, “I just finished filming two bilingual film, Dandu and ‘Q’, both starring Neeraj Shyam. The audio release is done and they are set for release soon. I’m working on another film with Naveen Krishna titled ‘Viji’ and a Tamil comedy thriller called Uttam Thirudan. There is a film that is yet to be titled, that we like to call One Time Miss Maadko Bedi and a few Malayalam short films.”

The actress also has four other films that she is not allowed to talk about. When asked about Bangalore, she says it has become her second home. “I came her when I was studying and I love the people. They are so lovely and without any attitude. Most people I’ve interacted with don’t show off, come to work in the simplest of clothes and are the best at what they do. Bangalore has become another home to me,” she sums up.

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