Why is Neetu Chandra continuing to go 'deglam' is a question that a section of media is busy asking her ever since she has been seen as a lead opposite Abhay Deol in last weekend's release Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
'She is just not being competitive by refusing to put on make up when her contemporaries are busy doing a lot more to be presentable in front of camera,' sums up the kind of accusations that a few out there are hurling on the young girl, who is looking at making a place for herself in the industry. Make Neetu aware about all the charges and all she does is laugh and feel pity on those well wishers who, according to her, seem to know more about something called 'characterization'!
But isn't she worried that she may get typecast if she continues to have a non-glam look movie after movie?
"Four of my films have been released so far and I guess other than my look that I mentioned in my three movies, the fourth, i.e. One Two Three was sufficiently glam in the limitations of me playing a cop. And is that all you are going to see of me in future? No, right? There are 4-5 movies of mine coming in 2009, so rather wait and watch before jumping on a conclusion", she smiles.
She refuses to be drawn in the debate around some of the contemporaries willing to drop their clothes and hit the sea even when they have been 'kidnapped' or display ample cleavage both on and off the screen or magazine covers at any given opportunity?
"And where does that thing called 'acting' disappear amidst all the cleavage showing", quips Neetu, "To each her own. At least stop calling yourself an actress if all you want to do is put your body on display. When I come back from sets to home, I at least feel content that I am justifying the reason I am here in the industry i.e. 'act'."
How about going out and out glam in a role that also allows her to act?
"I am game for it and certainly don't have issues with skin display but at least give me a reason to do that", she replies before putting another disclaimer in place, "But no, don't make me do that just for an 'item song' or commercial diktats. I refuse to be pulled into that situation just for the sake of it."
Well, rightly said, as long as you can get the character right and still manage to look naturally beautiful!