It was a full house at Balaji House, where all Balaji Telefilms serials are produced. Actress Neha Dhupia, meeting the press to promote her new film Kya Kool Hai Hum, was in her elements.
She sounded irritated when a TV cameraman's mobile phone rang midway. 'You are recording (with) sound and your phone is ringing,' Neha chided him gently. Next, she fired another cameraman who was focusing excessively on her feet. The third in line for a reprimand was a reporter blocking the light.
When one mentions Neha Dhupia, what comes to mind is her sex symbol image. But the actress laughs it off, saying, "The first shot I did for Indian cinema was picturised in water, it shows me coming out of the water. I was wearing a bikini, so what's wrong with that? How else would I come out from the water, wearing a salwar or a sari?!
"I am proud of the fact that I am only three movies old and already have an image!"
Over to Ms Dhupia!
Text: Ganesh Nadar | Design: Uday Kuckian