I want to empower women, says Neeru Bajwa

Updated: Oct 06, 2013, 17:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Actress Neeru Bajwa has become a big name in the Punjab film industry, thanks to the success of `Jatt and Juliet` movies. Now she wants to use her name and fame to empower women.

Neeru, who made her debut in Punjabi movies in 2004 with `Asa Nu Mann Watna Da`, is now ready to take a plunge as a producer, a field that not many Punjabi women experiment with.

"My production house company is called Fresh Air Movies. I have a voice, opinion and mind of my own, so I want to empower women. I think if I can be of some inspiration for even 10 girls, I`ll be very happy about that," Neeru, who is still gathering ideas for her production company, said.

Currently the Punjabi star is looking forward to the release of her next film `RSVP - Ronde Saare Vyah Picho`, which will hit the theatres Oct 11.

She wants to dedicate the song `Kudi on fire` from the movie to girls.

"It`s an empowering song that`s why I love it. I want to dedicate it to all the girls...especially at a time like this when there is so much is going on in the country. Even I think twice before leaving the house," said Neeru referring to the rise in the crime against women.

She is playing a con woman in the movie.

"Every role is challenging that I`ve done... I think Manpreet in `RSVP` was quite a challenge for me...to play a con woman. I`ve never done that before," she said.

The film sees her featuring in bridal outfits in several scenes.

"We shot every scene quite lavishly. The way it has been shot - the songs, wedding sequences, costumes, it`s a lot of fun. I feature as a bride quite a few times. (Fashion designer) Ritu Kumar has done bridal outfits," said Neeru, who doesn`t enjoy attending weddings.

In fact, she wants a quiet ceremony whenever she plans to get hitched.

"I don`t like attending weddings. Whenever I get married, it will be a quiet one with close family and friends. I am one of those girls who have never thought about what she`ll wear at her wedding," said Neeru, who was once in a long-term relationship with actor Amit Sadh.

After giving Punjabi hits like `Jatt & Juliet` and `Jatt & Juliet 2`, the actress now wants to do meaty roles in Hindi movies.

"The audience sees me in a certain way, so if I do Hindi films, they should be of same caliber as what I do in Punjab," said the actress who had played small roles in Hindi films like `Prince` and `Phoonk 2`.

While language is no barrier for this model-turned-actress, one thing she wouldn`t do for sure is acting in TV shows.

"TV doesn`t attract me at all. I was lucky enough to do some decent shows, but I don`t watch TV. I don`t enjoy it...I can`t play the same character. I get bored very easily. I can`t go on for months playing the same character," said Neeru, who was part of TV shows like `Jeet` and `Astitva - Ek Prem Kahani`.