One repeatedly falls in love with Neha’s pristine avatar
After winning the Femina Miss India 2002 pageant, the Hindi film fraternity was introduced to a new beauty queen.
Neha Dhupia is one of the most prominent faces in Bollywood and has continuously proved herself to be a great actress.
Although Neha began her acting career with the 2000 Malayalam flick Minnaram, she debuted in Bollywood with Harry Baweja’s Qayamat.
Post her performance in this action-flick, the glamorous actress has subsequently appeared in several successful films, including Julie, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Chup Chup Ke, Shootout at Lokhandwala, and Singh Is Kinng.
DESIblitz presents you a list of 5 must watch films of Neha Dhupia!
“Neha Dhupia gets tremendous scope to display histrionics and anatomy.” This is what Bollywood Hungama had to say about the glamorous actress in this Deepak Shivdasani erotic drama.
Essaying the titular role, Neha plays a girl-next-door from Goa who becomes a call-girl because of harsh fate. This film provided Neha with a wide scope as an actress. One can see her in plenty of emotionally dramatic scenes, as well as scintillating moments.
The film co-stars Sanjay Kapoor, Yash Tonk and Priyanshu Chatterjee. Julie’s soundtrack is composed by Himesh Reshammiya.
Chup Chup Ke (2006)
Post Garam Masala, with Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, Neha stars in another Priyadarshan laugh riot.
She features as a prominent character in this razzmatazz with Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal (to name a few).
Neha’s character, Meenakshi is the cousin of the mute and deaf, Shruti (played by Kareena Kapoor) who is in love with Jeetu (played by Shahid Kapoor), a guy faking to be mute and suffering from hearing impairment.
This laugh riot was a box-office hit, while tracks such as ‘Dil Vich Lagya Ve’ and ‘Ghoomar’ were chartbusters at the time.
One repeatedly falls in love with Neha’s pristine avatar and heart-touching expressions as she dances in these songs!
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)
This Sanjay Khanduri comedy crime flick was a sleeper-hit at the box-office and received a positive critical reception.
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (ECKLL) narrates the story of two people: Nilesh (played by Abhay Deol) and Madu (played by Neha Dhupia), who miss the last local train at 1:40 am and how it changes their lives forever.
Critic Khalid Mohamed notes: “Of the cast, both Abhay Deol and Neha Dhupia are likeable and consistently in the skin of their parts.”
But warning, everything is not what it seems!
Singh is Kinng (2008)
Singh is Kinng is a film that really makes you ‘Laugh Out Loud.’ An Anees Bazmee hilarious film, it stars Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Sonu Sood in the main lead.
Other actors such as, Ranvir Shorey, Javed Jaffery and Kirron Kher appear in supporting roles.
Singh is Kinng narrates the story of the clumsy and chirpy village-boy, Happy (played by Akshay Kumar) who steps into the shoes of a mafia don (played by Sonu Sood). Katrina Kaif essays the feisty yet comical lawyer, Sonia, who has an affluent boyfriend Puneet (played by Ranvir Shorey).
Neha plays the role of an associate of the don. Her character has been lauded as ‘engaging’ in Taran Adarsh’s movie review, and rightly so! Her fierce yet humorous avatar is one which wins our hearts!
The movie was one of the highest grossers of 2008. As such, the songs (which were composed by Pritam) gained immense popularity.
One in particular was ‘Teri Ore’. Shreya Ghoshal went on to win the Filmfare Award for ‘Best Female Playback Singer’ and the IIFA Award for ‘Best Female Playback.’
Moh Maya Money (2016)
Munish Bhardwaj’s directorial debut, Moh Maya Money (“In Greed We Trust”) enjoyed its European premiere at the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).
The film is about an ambitious and crooked real-estate broker Aman Mehra (played by Ranvir Shorey) who misuses money from the firm he works for and gets involved in scams. But the earnings of his swindles are not sufficient for his greed.
When he becomes aware of a major deal in his company, he passes it on to a small-time real estate broker and a thug, for a bigger piece of the pie. After getting involved in a white collar crime, things get out of control.
Neha, essaying the role of Divya, Aman’s wife, surprises the audience. From love to hatred, she depicts a range of emotions.
Her performance during the emotional quotients leave a deep impact on you. Watch out for her in this movie, because she’ll shock you.
Overall, Neha Dhupia is the type of actress who possesses both beauty and talent. As time progresses, we certainly hope to see more brilliant performances from this stunning actor!