She's very bold and beautiful and straight forward too. The roles she has depicted in her films really showcase what she actually is like. Bold in Julie, beautiful in Qayamat and a straight forward role in Chup Chup Ke. Her next film Delhiii Heights would surely bring out other latent facets her character. Here we try to find it out from Neha Dhupia about all this and much more.
Q: What is the film Delhiii Heights about?
A: To put it in short, the film is about relationships. Jimmy Shergill and I play a married couple, Suhana and Abi, who work for rival ad agencies and hand the same portfolios. How life turns out to for us because of being in rival companies and what follows in the end is what the film is all about.
Q: What is the significance of the title "Delhi Heights?"
A: The name has "Delhi" since the movie is based entirely in Delhi. "Delhii Heights" is the name of our building. It revolves around the residents of the society. And, therefore, a very obvious and suitable name for the movie is the building's name itself.
Q: Who are the other residents of Delhi Heights?
A: Other than Jimmy and I, there's Rohit Roy and Simone Singh, Om Puri, Kamini Khanna and Vivek Shauq among others. The story revolves around all these residents' lives also.
Q: Did you have any special preparations to portray your character?
A: I think looking good is very simple and easy in the ad world. There was very minimal make-up I had to put. That is about my appearance. As for the dialogues, I am a Delhite and so the accent came quite naturally to me.
Q: Being a Delhite yourself, how was it shooting for the movie there?
A: It is always really nice to be in Delhi. And this time, being in Delhi for the shooting was a real good thing. I used to stay in Delhi around 8-10 years back, but my life as of now is just Mumbai.
Q: There was a Delhi trio in the film...
A: Oh yes. The three of us, Jimmy, Anand (director) and I are all Delhites. It was really nice. I think they too enjoyed a lot.
Q: Comparing Mumbai and Delhi, which place do you find better?
A: Both the places are very different. The cultures of these places are very different. Mumbai is just so safe. And I think Delhi is more skin-starved. But the roads there are very broad and you can breathe there.
Q: Which are your other movies coming up?
A: I have a great variety lined up. There's Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local, Mithya, Kuch Love Kuch Drama and Shootout at Lokhandwala. I think there should be a lot of variety in the films that one does.
Q: Which would be your ideal role?
A: I think I would love to do a romantic film. To be precise it has to be a solo one. What is more interesting is that "Delhi Heights" falls in this category.
Q: Are you seeing anyone from the tennis world?
A: I will only answer questions related to my movies. No personal questions, please. And the sport is not tennis it is squash