Neetu Chandra is not willing to comment on the press note that is circulating about “the international project” that she has signed.
All she is willing to say is “it’s a full-fledged feature film. The contract has a clause that says I cannot talk about it. I will announce it when I can.” Neither will she comment on her supposed relationship with her Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot co-star Randeep Hooda, and brushes off any queries on the subject with a firm “Can we move on to the next question?”
However, what the actor will comment on, if a little obliquely, is the possible reason she was replaced as a celebrity participant by Sonakshi Sinha in the Bhojpuri version of Kaun Banega Crorepati. “I wouldn’t say replaced. They’d enquired about me, but then suddenly, they didn’t…,” she pauses and adds, “It’s all to do with nepotism. But I’m not against that.” When asked if that means that Sonakshi was chosen instead because her father Shatrugan was the show’s host, Neetu says, “I won’t comment on that. But I’ll always be the first female actor from Bihar.”
Does this explain the cold vibes that onlookers reportedly picked up on when Neetu and Sonakshi attended the launch of a spa in Mumbai recently, where they allegedly ignored each other? “I don’t know. It was too crowded. People said we brushed against each other. I’m beyond all these things. I don’t come from a background where even if I give bad performances, I keep getting chances. I have to prove myself every time. So I don’t care about these petty things,” she maintains.
In the meantime, Neetu is working on the Tamil film Aadhi Bhagavan, which is 70% complete. “I’m also reading scripts from Bollywood. I’m starting a big project on September 10, but can’t speak about it. I’m looking forward to it and keeping my fingers crossed,” she signs off. TOI