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There was a phase when I was aping other actresses: Neha Dhupia

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bollywood Actress, Neha Dhupia, says that there was a time when she was unhappy with her work and began following the footsteps of other actresses. Neha, who has earned critical acclaim for her performances in films like Phas Gaye Re Obama and Delhi Heights, said, in the low phase of her career she decided to conform to the ways of the industry.

When asked if there was a time when she was unhappy with the work she was doing, Neha said, "Yes, I had started dressing like other actresses. I started wearing contact lenses because we were supposed to. I was doing everything that other actresses were doing. I was following a suit."

What held the actress together was the unpredictability in her life. "I thought I had it all planned out. That by 30, I would retire in some part of the world and have a husband and children in Rome with high ceilings. But that didn’t happen. And that is what has kept me going," she quipped. "But I've always had a mind of my own. I was educated to believe that I was going to become an IAS officer. I passed my written and all of that. Then I ended up becoming a Miss India and came into movies," she added.

The 35-year-old Dasvidaniya  actress will now be seen on the small screen in adventure based reality show MTV Roadies X4. However, she initially had her reservations about being a part of the popular show. The actress said she does not know if she has made the right decision professionally by signing the show, but is very happy. "I feel very exposed on the show and it's reality TV. I've never revealed that I am extremely emotional. Unfortunately or fortunately, now after coming on the journey and doing the shooting and after meeting the people, personally, its the best thing I have done. These guys are just phenomenal," she said.

Neha will be seen as a gang leader on the show. Reality TV is a completely new territory for the actress and Neha said she was surprised by her own conduct on the show. "I have never done reality TV. I have never been on a show that’s so adventurous with cameras in your face all the time when you are just wiping away your tears and you are like, "What is this? Go away! But, I am so involved in the show and I thought, 'Okay, there’s going to be 30 days outdoor here. I'm gonna play the role. Actually, you are just being yourself. I didn't think it would get me carried away so emotionally."

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