I am dying to act in Tamil films: Neetu Chandra

By Aaditya Anand M Published on Jun 19, 2018 02:01 PM IST


"I am dying to act in Tamil films. If good scripts come my way, I will definitely do it," said actress Neetu Chandra, who made her Tamil debut way back in 2009 with the horror flick Yaavarum Nalam.

Hailing from Bihar, Neetu is a multi-faceted personality who is also a theatre artiste, sportsperson, trained classical dancer and even has a black belt in Taekwondo.

Neetu Chandra is also a producer and Mithila Makhaan, her maiden production venture from Jharkhand and Bihar, won a national award in regional language category.

The actress, who was in Chennai recently, spoke to News Today about fitness and films.


Q: You are a multi-faceted person. How do you find time to do so many things?

A: Passion is what drives me. I believe that if you want to do something, you should make it happen no matter what.

Q: How important is self-defence for women?

A: Martial arts is very important because that also helps you develop your personality. If you know martial arts it doesn't mean that you start fighting. More than that it is the inner confidence and mental strength that you get to face the world which is very vital.

Q: How has Taekwondo and other fitness exercises helped you?

A: It has helped me immensely. Whenever there is a down phase in my life,  sports and martial arts help me mentally and physically to balance life peacefully. It helps to keep going and put away mental stress.

Q: What is your daily fitness routine?

A: Nowadays, I have started this trend of walking 8,000 to 10,000 steps every morning and also consume the right amount of food and water. To

be fit apart from exercises, diet is also very important.

Q: Tell us about your experience in Tamil industry.

A: Like any newcomer, I started off by doing ads and that is where director Vikram Kumar saw me and narrated the script for Yaavarum Nalam. My second film was Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai in which I played both positive and negative roles that gave me an opportunity to open up and not be typecast. Then I did Adhibhagavan which got me the best actress award in a negative role in SIIMA Awards. Working with Ameer was also great. So, the experience in Tamil industry has been so good. Tamil industry has given me so much recognition and an opportunity as an actress to experiment with different roles and to prove myself. The people here have also given me so much love.

Q: Will you act again in Tamil cinema?

A: I am dying to act in Tamil. If good scripts come my way, I'll definitely do it. Currently, I am going through two scripts: let's see what happens.