Neha Dhupia plays Naseeruddin Shah’s love interest
Unusual castings seem to be the order of the day in bollywood. After Amitabh Bachchan was paired opposite the young Jiah in a Ram gopal Varma’s film, it’s now the turn of actress Neha Dhupia to play the love interest opposite the much older Naseeruddin Shah. The two actors will be seen in Rajat Kapoor’s film Mithiya. This is the first time that the two actors have been paired together. Neha is pretty excited that she will work alongside such a talented actor as Naseer.
Neha who was recently seen in the film Chup Chup Ke said “I’ve always been a huge admirer of Naseeruddin Shah. When Rajat told me that my co-star would be Naseer, it was like a dream come true. I was looking forward to working with Naseer one day, but I didn’t know that it would happen so soon in my career.” Neha will play the role of a gangster’s moll while Naseer enacts the character of the gangster. Neha claims that Rajat Kapoor titled the film Mithiya as he wanted a mythological title that would make the audiences curious and create an enigma as to what the storyline of the film is about.
Neha also claims that she will not enact the routine moll who wears lycra and parades around. She will have a retro look that will give her a completely new look. Enacting this role will be a completely new experience for this actress as it is a role that is the complete opposite of her real life personality. Naseeruddin Shah who has earlier done a cameo appearance in Rajat’s earlier film, Mixed Doubles has also agreed to do the film due to his personal friendship with the director. Naseer had earlier starred opposite a younger actress, Tara Deshpande in the film Bombay Boys. The shooting for the film will begin on 15 July.
Well here’s hoping this unusual jodi of Neha and Naseer can create a unique chemistry.