Mumbai: Neetu Singh, who stars opposite her husband Rishi Kapoor almost after 30 years in Habib Faisal`s directorial debut "Do Dooni Chaar", says she feels that today`s middle- class housewives are `Mother India`.
"I truly believe, today`s middle-class housewives are mother India. She manages so many things. She manages a whole family in a tight budget," Neetu told reporters at PVR where the first look of "Do Dooni Chaar" was unveiled Friday.
In the 80`s the couple enthralled audiences working together in 11 romantic films. Neetu reveals that she dared doing "Do Dooni Chaar" because she could connect to her character and there was a certain comfort level as she was working with Rishi.
"My role is of Kusum Duggal. She is a very middle-class wife and she has to manage a lot of things, and how she manages her children who are growing up. Her husband has some values… I kind of found there is some connect. I also basically am from the middleclass.
"It`s been a long time. After many, many years, it`s great to come back with Habib`s film, which has been a great, great experience. Of course because of my husband, there was a comfort level, I was very happy doing it but more so it was the subject, his idea, the way he has conceived it, it was very, very beautiful," said Neetu.
The 52-year-old actress and proud mother of actor Ranbir Kapoor was all praise for Rishi`s knack in acting.
"I was very young when I worked with him earlier, so I didn`t really realize much what a great actor he is. I realize now. Working in this film I saw how finely he improvises his role, helps others, and he has helped me a lot while shooting," said Neetu.
Asked if she was nervous facing the camera after such a long time, she said, "First day I was very nervous. I was forgetting my lines but from the second day it was better. "