New Delhi: Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, who is in the third trimester of her second pregnancy, revealed that she was turned down for projects when the directors realized that she was pregnant.
In an interview with a leading daily, she said that several filmmakers asked her to withdraw from a project due to pregnancy. This happened despite their request to ‘solve it’ or find a solution.
Talking about the entire industry, he told The Quint, “We feel a lot has changed in the industry. As actors, we may try but it is the ones who give opportunities who are the real changemakers. There were so many producers. She said to me ‘Hey, Neha I’m sorry but you’re pregnant, you have to quit’. I was like ‘Give me a chance where we can sort this out’ and it was obvious ‘no’.
“Then I went to my director Behzad, just to tell him ‘Listen, I’m five-and-a-half months pregnant, I’ve just come to Bombay. I want you to know that. I know you haven’t started. Shooting till now. I had already started shooting but they had not started shooting again yet. So, I said ‘It’s up to you, whatever you want to do’. He said, ‘This is not the time and age for me to shoot someone, especially because you are pregnant. There are cops in the world who do their duty and they get pregnant at the same time,'” she said. .
Neha Behzad was shooting for Khambata’s film ‘A Thursday’ when she was eight months pregnant. She played Catherine Alvarez, a pregnant cop. The film also stars Maya Sarao, Dimple Kapadia, Yami Gautam and Atul Kulkarni.
Neha Dhupia welcomed her first child, daughter Mehr Dhupia Bedi with her husband Angad Bedi on November 18, 2018. The couple tied the knot in May 2018.