I deserve to be in a Khan-starrer: Neetu Chandra
The actor feels that her talent has not been utilised properly in the cinema industry
Neetu Chandra says that with her potential, she deserves to be in a film opposite any of the three superstar Khans of Bollywood.
Neetu started her career in Bollywood with the Priyadarshan movie Garam Masala. She then featured in films like Traffic Signal, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Rann, and worked with filmmakers like Ram Gopal Varma, Madhur Bhandarkar and Dibakar Banerjee, to name a few. In the last few years, she has not appeared in many films.
Asked what went wrong in her career, she says not many offers came her way, and in her personal life, too, she went through a tough time.
"I lost my father four years ago. He was suffering from cancer. So in a way, I was also focusing on my family. I have a production house and one of our productions Mithila Makhaan even won a National Award. I have done a Greek film. So yes, I am working towards quality stuff, but unfortunately, not a lot of offers came my way," she says.
"I surely deserve to be in a Shah Rukh Khan- or a Salman Khan-starrer film. But my talent has not been utilised in the cinema industry properly. Since I do not come from a film family and have no Godfather, of course, my journey is slow, but steady," Neetu adds.
She feels the Bollywood world is under the wrong impression that she has shifted to the south Indian film industry. "I have done some Tamil films and people started thinking that I have settled in the south. It is wrong. I know visibility matters today. Earlier, I had no team to represent me, to make my work visible to the film fraternity. Thankfully, now I have one."
"I am open to work with any filmmaker, anywhere -- be it Bollywood or Hollywood. I just hope the offers come my way," the actor adds.
With most youngsters heading towards web shows and satellite channels, when asked what made her choose a show on Doordarshan, Neetu replies, "I think the closer to your roots you are, the more global you go, because we are living in a global village."