When people set their hearts on a particular sport, they fight against all odds to translate their passion into a career. But Neetu Chandra soon confronted the lack of facilities and decided to go the other way. It wasn’t an out of the blue career move when Neetu chose acting as a career. Theatre and dancing were integral parts of her school days. And aren’t we glad to see her on-screen?
Beauty is philosophical. What’s inside you reflects on your face. A wicked person at heart will not look beautiful. Since I am a part of industry where looks and physique matter, I do take care of these aspects. It’s all cliché and we know all but how many of us follow it religiously? I drink lots of water, have water based fruits like water melon and eat less oily food.
I like to pamper my body. I visit spas once in every 10 days. My favorite spa therapy is Deep Tissue Massage. I visit True Fitness Spa and for regular skin check- ups, I go to Dr. Rashmi Shetty
My face is covered in make-up most of the times so there is not much scope in terms of skin care. But I do try to integrate it as and when I can. When I am not shooting, you will see me without make-up. On a daily basis, I wash my face every morning and evening. I try to use water based products as they don’t give me pimples. Lotions usually leave oil on face which helps to develop acne so I stay away from them. Some of the brands that suit my skin include M.A.C make-up remover, Clinique moisturizer and The Body Shop lip balm.
I don’t have any qualms about colouring my hair. I change them according to my role. At present, its burgundy. This colour is close to my natural look so I love it. To keep the colour intact, I wash my hair with Paul Mitchell’s shampoo for coloured hair. Oiling hair is not my idea of having healthy hair. Oil makes them stickier which I like to avoid. Hair spa gives the required nourishment to my hair.
Home Remedy Magic
I was a basketball player so my skin was extremely tanned. It didn’t make me look very attractive back then. Home remedies helped a lot in changing my looks for good. Curd and haldi or almond packs have always worked in favor of my skin. I am so fond of home made products that I can even endorse them!
I am a big gym person. I also do yoga and still play basketball. It is important to be fit. If you can’t respect your body, you can’t be beautiful. To stay physically fit, I also dance. I particularly like folk dance. India is so versatile when it comes to dance forms. There are so many forms that I need to learn. I already know Marathi and Bihari. Whenever I get time, I take up a dance form and try to get it right.
When I was a little girl I had chicken pox that left a mark on my nose. But that’s alright. I don’t have a problem with that and won’t try to get rid of it
Women I Look Up To
My mother. I find her extremely beautiful. The other woman would be Madhuri Dixit. While growing up, I would dress up like my mom or chachiji and wear lot of jewellery. With all that I would dance to Madhuri Dixit’s songs. I am a huge fan of hers.
I have one entire room dedicated to clothes and accessories for different occasions. Casuals are on one side and dresses on the other. My high-end collection is mostly from Marc Jacobs and for traditional wear it’s Neeta Lulla. I love shopping for bags and shoes too. I have around 680 pairs of shoes in almost every possible colour!
I was a trend-setter in my school. I was the first one to get the navel pierced and hair straightened. My friends used to call me ‘Fashno’
I think my eyes are the most attractive feature of my face. Someone once told me that my eyes talk
Acting for Life
There was a time when Bollywood actresses stopped playing the lead post-marriage but I see a change happening in Bollywood. Today we have so many married women still playing the protagonist in movies. Be it Aishwarya or Kajol or Kalki, they all are still lead actresses. So after I get married I will continue working as an actress. I love acting so much that I am going to act till I am alive. I won’t give it up.
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