Having debuted with LSD: Love Sex and Dhokha (2010), actor Neha Chauhan says being in entrance of digicam was by no means in her thoughts and he or she got here to Mumbai to grow to be a director. “I have heard about destiny but I have seen it play out in my life,” says the actor final seen as a political strategist in Maharani-2.
The teenager recollects, “When I shifted from Indore, I did not have any acting aspirations. In fact, never had the thought of being an actor! I have done a course in direction and came here to direct. In just a few months, I got an offer from Dibakar (Banerjee, director) to act, to which I said no! Then I got engaged with the same film’s casting and production process. Finally, I agreed to act and it turned out to be a cult film.”
She dabbled in course in between. “I wrote and directed Letters to Dharavi (2011) which is based on a special mechanism that postmen adopt to distribute posts.”
Chauhan labored on a number of tasks. “There was never a pause for me. I played lead in a Tamil film and Haryanvi film, did a Telugu film with ensemble cast, theatre with Pramod Pathak, commercials and a lot of web projects including Humorously Yours, It’s Not That Simple, Shaitani Haveli and Inside Edge. So, I was never without work but now due to the OTT boom it’s seen much. I just want to continue with the momentum.”
However, TV has by no means her. “Scripts that don’t have a start and end do not interest me and I know that I won’t be able to do justice to it so why get engaged unnecessarily and repent later! I agree that you earn a lot on TV but then money can’t be the only motivation.”
Her urge to direct has now began taking form. “Currently, I am completely immersed in acting — mind, body and soul — but I am feeling the itch to direct again. I have written some short films so I will start with that and use my acting skills, experience of working with great directors like Satish Kaushik, Dibakar and Shubhash Kapoor. Probably, within a year’s time something will happen.”
She has a powerful UP connection. “My father is from Bijnor and mother is from Moradabad. However, I was born in Nigeria and then moved to Faridabad and then most of my life in Indore. In 2019, I have shot for film Kaagaz in the Lucknow outskirts and I’m now shooting for another series (Moonlight) in the state capital.”
Besides, she shall be seen within the subsequent season of Rocket Boys as soon as once more.
“I’m very happy with the sort of individuals I get to work with. My expectations should not a lot and with each challenge simply attempt to increase the bar a bit. It’s a fantastic feeling to be the particular person and stick with the character through the shoot days, she says.