ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Theatre for sure is much more satisfying than cinema: Neetu Chandra
 

Theatre for sure is much more satisfying than cinema: Neetu Chandra

Money has overshadowed theatre in India: Neetu Chandra
By Haricharan Pudipeddi (IANS)
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 08:48:48 GMT
 

Theatre for sure is much more satisfying than cinema: Neetu Chandra Neetu Chandra
Neetu Chandra says theatre is much more satisfying than cinema. Read on.

Actress Neetu Chandra, who recently made her stage debut with the theatrical adaptation of "Umrao Jaan", says not too many actors show interest in theatre because they cannot make a living out of it.

"I think money has overshadowed theatre in our country. Not just theatre but a lot of professions for that matter because we view everything from a commercial perspective. You can be in theatre out of passion, but can't make a living out of it because cinema pays much more," Neetu told IANS.

Neetu, who has so far starred in films such as "Traffic Signal" and "13 B", has two Hindi films and a Telugu ready for release. Her international project titled "Home Sweet Home" is also readying for release.

Also check out: Neetu Chandra at Society Interior Awards

She says theatre expects actors to step out of their comfort zone.

"We don't have many film actors in theatre because they are used to a certain kind of an affluent lifestyle. Theatre also requires a lot of hard work and time. It requires one to come out of his or her comfort zone. So are we ready to do it and what cost?" she asked

"I was paid Rs.500 each show and Rs.1,000 for a houseful show of 'Umrao Jaan'. I didn't mind because I have done 18 films and money hasn't been a problem... I'm happy doing theatre," she added.

There are many benefits of theatre and one of them is that it helps one connect with inner self, she said.

"Theatre for sure is much more satisfying than cinema.... Theatre also makes you alive," said Neetu.

"Through theatre I have explored myself as an artiste. It has helped me realise what I like and dislike. You ask people what do they like about themselves and honestly, many wouldn't know. Theatre helps you connect with yourself," she added.

Are all film actors good theatre artists and vice versa?

"It's tough to say because all theatre artists have not proved to be good actors on the screen," she said and added that if a movie actor takes plunge into theatre, he or she has to "leave behind their glamorous lifestyle, work for pittance and spend hours rehearsing to succeed on stage. It's not easy to make such sacrifices".

Having successfully completed nine shows of her play, Neetu wants to continue doing theatre as well as films.

"I'm not doing theatre for money. I'm doing it for satisfaction. I plan to continue doing it," she said.

"I want to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars. They do theatre, act in really good films and also keep themselves physically fit. I want to be an actor who would do films in all languages globally. This year, I want to do plays as well as films," she said.

"Theatre audience makes you feel respected. A lot of senior actors watched my play and literally cried. Kareena Kapoor told me that she was stunned by my performance and language. It's very humble of her say all this to another actor, but she couldn't stop herself from saying it," she said.

"Kajol appreciated my performance. Farida Jalal too had nice things to say. I haven't got such response and complements for my award winning films. So theatre gives me an immense respect and satisfaction as an actress," she added.
Check out: Arjun Kapoor’s 'Maa' tattoo
 
Priyanka Chopra in Madhur Bhandarkar’s 'Madamji'!
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Every girl looks for financial and emotional security, love and respect in the man in her life: Neetu Chandra
Every girl looks for financial and emotional security, love and respect in the man in her life: Neetu Chandra
Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto are inspiring: Neetu Chandra
Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto are inspiring: Neetu Chandra
HOT: Neetu Chandra turns sexy 'Laila' for Telugu film ‘Crazy’
HOT: Neetu Chandra turns sexy 'Laila' for Telugu film ‘Crazy’
Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra call it quits!
Randeep Hooda and Neetu Chandra call it quits!
Tags :
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Sneak peek: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan set to rock in 'Shamitabh'

Pix: Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock promotes ‘Hercules’ in Mexico

Rani Mukerji turns photographer

Priyanka Chopra promotes ‘Mary Kom’ on ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’

Pics: Kareena Kapoor’s wax statue gets 'Chammak Chalo' makeover

Sachiin Joshi at ‘Aashiqui 2’ Telugu remake ‘Nee Jathaga Nenundali’ music launch

Aamir Khan at Young Inspirators Network presser

Sushmita Sen on the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week
Wallpapers 

Mardaani Wallpapers

Mad About Dance Wallpapers

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Mary Kom Wallpapers

Happy New Year Wallpapers

Singham Returns Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Aishwarya Rai

Ileana

Angela Jonsson
New Movies 

Singham Returns

The Giver

Entertainment
Videos 

'Daawat-e-Ishq' featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra

Sonam Kapoor’s wild and sensuous side in 'Khoobsurat' song 'Engine Ki Seeti'

Hum Na Rahein Hum 'Creature 3D' song featuring Bipasha Basu

Priyanka Chopra as the irrepressible boxer in 'Mary Kom' song ‘Ziddi Dil’

Singham Returns song Aata Majhi Satakli featuring Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Yo Yo Honey Singh

'Raja Natwarlal' song 'Tere Hoke Rahenge'


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor