Neetu Singh was nervous to face camera after 25 years

Last Updated: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 14:51

New Delhi: Actress Neetu Chandra, who is making a comeback to the world of acting with `Do Dooni Chaar`, says she felt nervous to face the camera after 25-years.

"I was nervous when I was called for my first shot in the film. I was facing camera after more than 25 years and was conscious on the sets," Neetu told PTI.

The yesteryear star of hits like `Kala Patthar`, `Doosra Admi` and `Kabhi Kabhi` has been paired opposite her real-life husband Rishi Kapoor in the upcoming comedy.

"I was wondering how I would be able to memorise my dialogues and deliver them well. It was bound to happen though and I settled down after my initial nervous moments," says Neetu who decided to make a comeback after much persuasion.

Directed by Habib Faisal, who is making his debut with the film, `Do Dooni Chaar` will release all over on October 8.

Neetu debuted in Bollywood as a child star more than 40-years back in `Dus Lakh` in 1966 and acted in more than 50 films in next 15 odd years but quit acting after her marriage to Rishi.

"Except for an odd still-shoot here and there, I have not done much for the camera over the years. There were offers to act all this while but I wasn`t too keen. I was happy looking at my family and home," she says.

One of the popular actresses of the 1970s and 1980s, Neetu featured in a string of hits like `Khel Khel Mein`, `Priyatama`, `Deewar`, `Kala Patthar`, `Doosra Admi` and `Kabhi Kabhi`. Her last major film was `Yaarana` in 1981 with Amitabh Bachchan.

She also made a blink-and-miss appearance in Imtiaz Ali`s `Love Aaj Kal` last year. However, `Do Dooni Chaar is the film that marks her proper comeback into the world of films.

When asked what prompted her to return to acting, Neetu says, "My kids are doing good now and are settling down in life. Riddhima got married while Ranbir too is doing well. Good roles are being written today. So I decided to give acting another shot."

However, instead of making her comeback with a big budget movie, Neetu decided to give nod to a relatively small film where she is required to play a middle class Punjabi housewife from Lajpat Nagar, Delhi.

"`Do Dooni Chaar` is quite interesting. It is a light hearted entertainer. Rishiji plays a Mathematics teacher while I play his wife and a mother of two grown up kids. My clothes too have been designed on the lines of those that are typically worn by women in this part of the city," she says.

PTI




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