Neeru Bajwa on being “put off” by Bollywood

Jeetesh Luhar



Neeru Bajwa started her career in the Hindi film industry with Dev Anand’s ‘Main Solah Baras Ki’ in 1998. Since then she’s gone on to become a celebrated name in the Punjabi film industry. However, she said that she was “put off” by Bollywood after she faced an “indecent experience.”

The star, who is sharing screen space with Diljit Dosanjh in her upcoming film, ‘Shadaa,’ has been actively promoting the movie for the past few days, reports India Today. When asked why she did not try to push her luck further in Bollywood, Bajwa told the media, “Well, without taking any name, I just want to say that I had a really indecent experience during a meeting for a Hindi film. I was told that, ‘This is what you have to do to make it here’. It left me shaken, uncomfortable and I was put off.”

She went on to say,”I am not saying that that is how the industry works. I am saying that I was one of the unfortunate actresses who had encountered a terrifying experience. Since then, I did not try my luck in Bollywood, and I never will. I am comfortable in my space in Punjabi cinema.”

Talking about the pan-India release of ‘Shadaa,’ Bajwa said, “I think it also depends on the actors in the film. As for Shadaa, we are releasing the film for the Mumbai audience especially, because of Diljit. Now that he has strong followers among the Hindi audience, we know that this film will have a greater reach.”

Directed by Jagdeep Sidhu, ‘Shadaa’ revolves around a girl from Punjab who does not want to get married. But the society and her family criticises her for making such a choice.

The film released this week

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