Posts tagged Neetu Chandra
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; June 11, 2013)
After doing her first international project ( her yet to release Greek film), looks like Neetu Chandra is aiming to go bigger. The actress is said to have been cast in director Joe Johnston’s (Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Jurassic Park III, Jumanji) next film. Incidentally, the actress apparently auditioned for the Hollywood film over Skype.
Says our source, “One of the biggest casting directors of Hollywood, Randi Hiller, got in touch with Neetu. They wanted to cast an Indian girl in the film. The project was offered to Neetu and she will be playing one of the leads in the film. The actress will be going to LA next month to meet the director and sign the contract.”
When contacted Neetu Chandra said, “Yes, I am going to LA for the film. I feel happy that the world is casting me for my distinct Indian features.”
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; March 28, 2013)
Though Neetu Chandra’s Tamil film Aadhi Bhagavan has worked wonders at the box office, the actress is ruing the fact that she had to shoot for the project for many more days than the stipulated time frame.
The actress has now decided to charge her fee on a per-day basis while working down South.
Neeu says, “The film has given me good reviews and helped me get established in the Tamil industry. But I had to wait for a long time to complete the film. I have now decided to charge R 2 lakh per day when I do films down South.” The actress feels that by doing this she will not be wasting extra days and the producers would stick to the schedules and not waste her dates.
“Considering that I am only doing lead roles in Tamil films, I am only required for around 20 to 30 days. That makes my schedule fixed and I can strike a balance between Bollywood and South projects.”
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; February 6, 2013)
Although her Bollywood career might be going so-so, Neetu Chandra’s graph in Tollywood is quite remarkable.
After all, she was offered Delhi Belly’s remake in Tamil, titled Settai, but the actress could not take on the project due to date issues. Now the makers have come back to her with an offer to do an item number.
Neetu is following a strict diet regime to fit the bill. “She’s currently on a full swing bland- boiled diet so as to tone her bod, especially her belly,” says a source close to her.
Neetu says, “It has brand Aamir Khan associated with it but unfortunately I could not adjust my dates due to prior commitments. Now I’m gearing up for this song as it is a very interesting number and I totally flipped for the look.” The song is tentatively titled Laila and apparently has the petite actress belly dancing.
“I’m not blowing the lid on it yet but I have full faith that I would be presented aesthetically,” signs off Neetu.
He may have been special, but Neetu Chandra says, she is unsure of her future with Hooda
Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 25, 2013)
Neetu Chandra and Randeep Hooda have never really spoken about their relationship, neither have they made any effort to quash the persistent rumours of an impending marriage.
Hooda, who has a busy year ahead, will see his Murder 3 release on the same day as Neetu’s Southern flick Aadhi Bhagwan. But there seems to be little else in common between the two these days. According to sources, Neetu is not particularly hopeful about a future with him. When probed, the actress admitted to the ambiguous status of her relationship: “Unless I am sure of a definite future, I don’t want to talk about it.”
There have been stray reports that Neetu has been unhappy with the good-looking Randeep’s sensuous scenes in his films. But sources say the actor may have developed cold feet about any long-term commitment. Interestingly enough, Neetu admits, she “had a wonderful relationship with Randeep,” referring to the affair in the past tense. “He has been a very special person,” she says with surprising candour, adding: “But I don’t know where our relationship is headed.”
And in an unguarded moment, venting her inner conflict, she says, “I can’t say we are in a relationship… it would mean we are readying for a ‘longer and more serious commitment.’ And I don’t want to give any such impression.”
According to reports, the couple, who were last seen at More >
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; January 24, 2013)
Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra have been going strong for a long while now. However, the Bollywood couple isn’t keen on tying the knot, just yet. But there’s no stopping the both of them from sharing a Valentine’s Day gift.
Interestingly, on February 14 this year, Randeep has his Murder 3 hitting the marquee while Neetu has a big- budget Tamil film, Aadhi Bhagavan lined up for release.
The two have been in news off late for their decision to not take their relationship to marriage.
However, putting break- up speculations to rest, they were recently seen entering Suniel Shetty’s recent high- profile party together.
Neetu, who is playing the protagonist in the regional film, sounds thrilled. “It’s a merry coincidence and both these films mean a lot to us individually. I have really worked very hard on it, including learning the language. Not just that, it is also on its way to be remade in Hindi. All I can say is that this is the best Valentine’s Day gift I could give myself. As for Randeep’s film, I wish him the very best and I’m sure he will wish the same for me,” says the actress.
Randeep remained unavailable for comment.
MID-DAY (November 17, 2012)
There is no dearth of making Bollywood films starring real- life couples. The latest to join the club is Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra. Buzz is that the real- life sweethearts will be seen in Vishram Sawant’s Shooter.
Our source says, “The news is still being kept under wraps as the makers want to make a grand announcement closer to the film’s completion and release.” Another source to the film adds, “Randeep and Neetu have been dating since the past couple of years but are not very open about their relationship. Although they have so far refrained from making any public appearance, they will be seen together for the first time in Vishram’s film.” Vishram, who gave Randeep his break with D and later also worked with him in Risk, is said to be extremely close to the actor.
The source adds, “That’s how he managed to convince them to do the film together.”
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 22, 2012)
Neetu Chandra has a reason to celebrate. Her debut project as a producer, the Bhojpuri film Deswa, has been chosen to be a part of the Indian Panaroma at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa this year. The film is yet to see a release and naturally Neetu is elated.
Speaking about the project that has been helmed by her brother Nitin Chandra, the actress says, “I tried my level best to get a release for my film but not one person came forward to help me. Today I am extremely proud, as it has been selected for such a prestigious platform.”
Meanwhile, Neetu adds that she is no longer interested in whether the film recovers the money that she had invested, and says, “The respect that the film has earned is everything that I wanted. Nitin has proved that he does not need my name to establish himself.”
Richa Chadda reveals that the director went with his instinct by casting her in their upcoming film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; June 19, 2012)
There are few actresses in the Hindi film industry who truly mean it when they claim to have the patience to wait for a good role. Richa Chadda is surely one of them.
Nearly four years ago, she made her debut in the National Award-winning Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as Neetu Chandra’s sensuous sister, it was apparent that the audience would be seeing more of her in the future. Somehow that didn’t materialise.
In fact, we are yet to see her star in her second film. But thankfully her prolonged wait will end very soon. In a freewheeling chat, the actress tells us why she went obscure for quite a long while…
You had an accident last month during a shoot, what’s the news on that front? I had a knee injury while shooting an action sequence but I’m perfectly fine now. I even went to Cannes for my film Gangs Of Wasseypur’s premiere a few days later following the accident. But I made sure I followed my doctor’s tips.
How was your experience at the film festival? Wonderful! Loved every single minute of my stay there. By the way, I was hoping to bump into Johnny Depp. He’s simply delicious!
Did that happen? No. (grins)
It’s been a while since your debut film, what were you up to in the meantime? Soon after Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, I turned my attention to theatre and also signed up for Anurag Kashyap’s epic project at the same More >
Aakansha Naval Shetye (DNA; June 1, 2012)Randeep Hooda
Actor Randeep Hooda, who’s had a hat-trick of sorts with three back-to-back hits, admits that while his roles in Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster were much-appreciated, it’s post his latest release Jannat 2 that the industry’s looking at him with renewed interest. So, from playing the second fiddle, the actor’s now looking at scripts where he’s the solo lead. But Randeep insists that acting in a solo or a multi-starrer film is never a criteria for choosing a film. “Ï agree that being offered solo hero projects is encouraging, but for me the only pull are films that excite me or challenge me in some way,” he says. As for the sudden jump in the credibility of the actor, Randeep adds that it’s difficult to point out what triggered the change. “Well, I’ve always been here, but I think the perception of my bankability increasing over the past months has much to do with the fact that there’s been a merging of appreciation as well as success for me at the BO,” explains the actor who’s currently working in Jism 2.
There’s also buzz in the industry about Randeep being the new blue-eyed boy of the Bhatts, now that their favoured actor Emraan Hashmi is busy with films outside the banner. But the actor waves it off. “The only thing here is that I trust them, so whenever they have a good project, I’d want to work with them,” he adds. About the other buzzword, marketing, the actor insists that he’s More >
A non-smoker, Neetu Chandra took up some serious puffing to prepare for her role in her next
By Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 15, 2012)
Some of our actors in Bollywood don’t mind going the whole way to fit right into the shoes of their characters. For instance, Aamir Khan spent hours sculpting his body to beef up his look.
Shah Rukh Khan voluntarily got sloshed on the sets of Devdas before giving his shots. And now, Neetu Chandra is the latest actor to jump onto this bandwagon. For her latest Tamil film Aadhi Bhagavan, where she plays a chain smoker, she had to smoke almost 50 cigarettes per day in order to get into the skin of her character. And that too, when she is an absolute non-smoker.
Neetu says, “I can’t stand smoking but I loved the role so much that I had to agree to smoke. In fact, I would end up smoking nearly 50 to 70 cigarettes a day. I did that for nearly 20 days, which was very much throughout the shooting.
I prepared myself for the role by keeping a cigarette in my hand before we began shooting. I would try different ways to play around with it. Eventually, I began looking cooler than my friends who are regular smokers.”