Sangeeth Sivan's 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' is a sequel to 2011 film 'Yamla Pagla Deewana', which was directed by Samir Karnik. The film features Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva in the lead roles. This time the drama has shifted to UK while the last episode was set in the backdrop of Benares and Punjab. Actress Neha Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on her movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2'.
Q. Why are you only choosing comedy movies? Asked by: Lara
A. I love watching comedy films personally..so like acting in them..but 'Crook' wasn't a comedy..trying to pick the best subjects out of what I am offered.
Q. Your favourite actress is? Asked by: Yuvi
A. Vidya Balan, Madhubala, Kate Winslet.
Q. Your favourite movie of all time is? Asked by: Manas
A. Pursuit of happiness, million dollar baby.
Q. You wishlist of directors you want to work with? Asked by: Vikram
A. So many directors I want to work with..Raj Kumar Hirani, Mani Ratnam, Vikramaditya Motwani, Ayaan Mukherji, Habeeb Faisal, Vishal Bhardwaj, Abhishek Kapoor...and the list goes on.
Q. Have you watched 'YPD-1'..is it more funnier than 'YPD-2'? Asked by: Kim
A. Yes have seen 'YPD-1'..both films are very different from one another and have their own charm..can't compare them..both films are funny.
Q. Which is your favourite song in 'YPD-2'? Asked by: Jagan
A. Changli is my most favourite song.
Q. Why there is a pause in your acting in Telugu? Asked by: Sai Krishna
A. I began my carrier with Telugu films..so will always be open to doing films there..in the past dates have not worked out for a few films.. But would love to do something good if offered in the future.
Q. Why you chose movies as your career? Asked by: Nikhil
A. I love acting, was always interested in dance and drama and cinema is a medium to reach out and connect to so many people. I love my job and I want to be part of a profession that I love.
Q. Will you do a art film if offered? Asked by: Sohail
A. I believe cinema is a way of expression of a director..and each one has his own expression.would love to work with different film makers who believe in their work..raincoat is one of my all time favourite film and I don't think it was commercial. So would love to do interesting cinema whether commercial or not.
Q. From 'Crook' to 'YPD2' which is your favourite among the movies you have done? Asked by: Maluck
A. 'Crook' was my first film so will always be really special to me..but have loved each and every film that I have been part of.
Q. You are so beautiful, any secrets? Asked by: salil
A. Happiness..I believe happy people are the prettiest people.
Q. Will you return to regional movies? Asked by: Dubey
A. I would love to be a part of great films..language shouldn't be a barrier..so a film in any language that excites me as an actor, would love to be a part of it.
Q. Do you wanted to be an actress from childhood or this passion came in near future? Asked by: Manoj
A. The plan was to become a fashion designer..but 1s I did my first film, there was no looking back.
Q. Any piece of advice to struggling actress? Asked by: Daman
A. Believe in yourself..there is a lot of struggle so don't give up when people tell you that you can't make it.. Believe in your dream.but don't ever be too hard on yourself.
Q. If not actress, then what would you have been? Asked by: Gama
A. Had studied fashion so fashion designing is an option,love baking and cooking so may be a chef..and since I love every aspect of film making, may be direction.
Q. What kind of cinema you really passionate about to see and want to do? Asked by: Dev Kainthola
A. I love watching musicals like nine so at some point would love to be part of a musical.
Q. Who among Sunny, Dharmji, Bobby is more funny? Asked by: Guru
Q. How you came to Bollywood...did you had to struggle initially? Asked by: Hema
A. I started my journey in films from a Telugu film called 'Chirutha'. I call it beginners luck. I still don't know how that happened.so I guess after a really successful film, entry into Bollywood was not so difficult but from there on every film has been a struggle and I guess being an outsider, from a non filmy family, struggle will be a part of my life till I make a mark for myself. I have accepted that reality..and will keep at it..coz this is my dream.
Q. What is your opinion on the roles which women usually get in Bollywood movies? Asked by: Prabhuji
A. It has been a male dominated industry.so women oriented roles are far and few but I think now the times are changing. The audience has evolved and all sorts of films are working..so I think with films like 'No One Killed Jessica' and 'Kahani' working at the box office, we are looking at women getting meatier roles and I am looking forward to that as an actor.