New Delhi, Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia may have walked the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) ramp in a bridal lehenga by designer Jaya Rathore but the thought of marriage makes her nervous.
“People asked me backstage, ‘when are you getting married?’ But I was like, marriage is way too far in the future for me to even think about it,” Neha told IANS in an interview.
“In fact, the thing that made me nervous the most about walking the ramp is that I was looking like a bride. What makes me nervous is the thought of marriage, what makes me even more nervous is walking the ramp… So it was a very bad combination,” she said.
Neha, who rose to fame after winning the Miss India crown in 2002, still feels jittery walking the ramp though she has been on the fashion umpteen number of times.
“I say ‘Oh my God’ 100 times before being on the ramp. I feel it’s always good to be a little nervous,” she said.
Neha sported a mauve and orange, heavily embroidered lehenga with a ghoonghat in place on her head, like a coy bride. She said she would love to wear such a unique combination for her own wedding.
“I’m actually surprised to see that a play between orange, purple, blue and pink ended up looking so fantastic on a bridal piece. I think Jaya did a fabulous blend of it. People usually go for the same kind of colours, the pinks, reds and oranges… But after seeing today’s outfits, I would definitely go for something like this,” she said.
After flaunting the ethnic garment, the 29-year-old, who is more of a Western dresser, said she might start wearing more of Indian clothes.
“I am not someone who is big on Indian clothes, I am somebody who is into Western clothes, something extremely casual when I am not sort of at work, or even when I am at work. It’s nice to see myself in something as ethnic as this. I think I am going to make a habit of it,” said Neha.
She is now looking forward to the release of two of her films – “With Love To Obama” and “Action Replay”.
“I am excited. One is really different from the other and that is going to bring a different side of me. One is a very retro film (‘Action Replay’) and my role in the other is funky as I play a village girl — two things I have never seen myself do.
“I can talk about the roles closer to the release. I don’t know which aspect the directors are going to bring out. One is a really a simple sweet girl. The other one is not so simple and not so sweet,” she said.
So what is Neha like?
“I am very very sweet and simple,” she quipped as she took off her make-up hurriedly to catch a flight to Lucknow.