Don`t know why women are dropped from sequels, says Neha

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2011, 13:50 PM IST

Mumbai: With filmmakers churning out sequels to her hit films like `Kyaa Kool Hai Hum`, `Shootout at Lokhandwala` and `Ek Chalis Ki Last Local`, actress Neha Dhupia is clueless as to why women are dropped out of the subsequent parts.

"I don`t know why women are dropped from sequel. It is a male dominated industry and it is entirely upto the director who he wants in the film. But I am glad that most of the films I did are being made into sequels. These films had left a mark, hence they are made into sequels and it feels great to be part of the first part," Neha told PTI in an interview.

`Kyaa Kool Hai Hum` (2005), a comedy directed starred Ritesh Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Eesha Koppikar and Neha.

The sequel `Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum` for which the shooting has begun, stars Tusshar and Ritesh. The new additions include Bipasha Basu, Chunky Pandey and Sarah Jane Dias. It is scheduled to release on April 6 next year.

For `Ek Chalis Ki Last Local` (2007), which starred Abhay Deol and Neha, the sequel might be titled - `Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro` and will star Vivek Oberoi.

Then, a sequel to Apoorva Lakhia`s 2007 film `Shootout at Lokhandwala` is being made. `Shootout at Wadala` revolves around the encounter of gangster Manya Surve and actors Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi have been finalised for the project with rumors of Vidya Balan being roped in.

All the three films featured Neha in pivotal roles and did good business. But the actress can`t quite understand why stories are left untold in the first part if there is more to it.

"I feel if there was a story or something more to tell than why it wasn`t told in the first part. If the reason to write another story is something similar did well three years so that is not good reason enough to make a sequel. But I am proud to be associated with films that are now being made into sequels," Neha said.

"I am always going to be remembered for those films and that is fantastic. I don`t want to say this...but sometimes I just feel it. Good luck to everyone as they are entirely entitled to do whatever they want to," Neha said.

Neha made her Bollywood debut in 2003 with Harry Baweja`s `Qayamat: City Under Threat`, which performed averagely at the box office. She rose to fame with her bold role in `Julie`.

After being a part of the industry for almost eight years now, the former beauty queen feels the industry is male dominated but some actresses are giving competition to the male counterparts.

"I see the potential of extremely powerful actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Konkana Sen. I feel they are the women who are going to carry themselves forward with strong performances. I have a space of my own where I fit in," Neha said.

"I don`t know if this norm of being a male dominated industry will change or not. At times it is better as there is less burden on actresses...it works for us," she said.

Neha would be seen next in Saurabh Shukla`s, `Pappu Can`t Dance Saala`, a romantic-comedy opposite Vinay Pathak. The film releases on December 16.

The other films that she has in her kitty include `Maximum` with Sonu Sood and `Raftaar` opposite Emraan Hashmi.

Both the films will release next year.

PTI