‘Do Dooni Chaar’ releases on this Friday and the promos, so far, have managed to bring a smile on one’s face. Telling the tale of a middle class family from Delhi, the film’s USP is the coming together of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh on screen after 30 years. In ‘Do Dooni Chaar’, the duo is seen as a couple.
While one gets an impression of an out and out fun-outing from the promos , Neetu Singh insists that the film also carries a noble message in a subtle way.
“The best part about ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ is that you will never get bored at all. It will make you laugh at the right places but then the film is not just a comedy per se. It has a heart to it and eventually has been designed as a noble film that also conveys a message. The way (writer-director) Habib has written the film, you would see that he hasn’t thrust upon anything on the audience but conveyed it all in a subtle manner”, says Neetu Singh who was last seen in a blink-and-you-would-miss appearance in ‘Love Aaj Kal’.
Quite impressed with the way the film has turned out to be, Neetu Singh has a special word for the director of her comeback film.
“When Habib was narrating the story, he made me rehearse some dialogues from the film”, she smiles, “He made me concentrate on some really small things such as mouthing words like ‘Saturday’ or ‘Twenty’ in a particular accent. He wanted me to shed off that upper class mentality and get into the garb of a middle-aged woman of a middle class family of Delhi. I was really impressed with what he brought to the table. Also, he made me and Rishi go through quite a few look tests before we finalized on the look of the Duggals, the characters we play in the film.”
Once on board, she did have a few nervous moments before she actually gave her first shot in front of the camera.
“See, at this age I can’t remember all my lines so quickly as I used to in the 70s”, she makes a candid confession, “Really, I was very nervous but then that feeling was there only for the first day. Ek baar jab meri jhijhak kjhul gayi then I was all okay. From second day onwards, it was business as usual. It was back to the old times.”