Neha Dhupia: I’m prepared and nervous to face the camera with Kajol – The very first time Neha Dhupia faced the camera was for a music video that was shot by Pradeep Sarkar. That was 15 years ago. Now, the actress reunites with the director for a film called Eela that has Kajol playing the title role. Another interesting coincidence is that it is being produced by Ajay Devgn, Neha’s first co-star in Qayamat, with which she made her Bollywood debut! Not only that, both her music video and the first shot of her film with Ajay were shot in Mauritius.
“Yes, life has come a full circle. There is so much in common with the producer and director for me; this movie is going to bring back a lot of memories,” smiles Neha. She recalls, “I was really young, a Delhi-based model, when I got a call from Sarkar for the video. He had come to the capital and I met him at Noida. He saw me and said ‘chalo ho gaya’. That was the first time I sat in a plane.” Now, when she got a call from him for the film, she was more than excited. “I play an interesting part, that of a woman, Padma, who runs a drama school. Sarkar is a perfectionist, he knows what he wants and pays the minutest attention to details. My look is very interesting, which will be revealed later,” says Neha.
About her producer, Ajay, the actress admits that she hasn’t been in touch with the superstar, after her debut film. “I would like to thank him for thinking about me for his production,” she says. Kajol, on the other hand, is someone with whom Neha has interacted with at events. “She seems like an amazing person and I have always been her fan. Her acting is so effortless. I am prepared and nervous to face the camera with her,” says the actress who will start shooting for the film from February 19.