‘I once or­gan­ised a sur­prise party for my birth­day’

Ac­tor Neha Dhu­pia on her birth­day shares that she is not some­one who would go around scream­ing from the rooftops... that it’s her birth­day!

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja

Free-spir­ited and bold, ac­tor Neha Dhu­pia comes across as some­one who loves to party, but the ac­tor con­sid­ers her­self com­pletely the op­po­site. Neha, who turns 37 to­day, says that she is some­one who “finds it hard to plan par­ties.” Asked about her birth­day plans, she quips, “I am not one of those peo­ple who go around scream­ing from the rooftops — it’s my birth­day. I might do ev­ery­thing when it comes to work but if you ask me what I am do­ing for my birth­day, I’d be like who am I? Why would some­one be in­ter­ested in hang­ing out with me? Why would peo­ple take time out for me?” Neha has no qualms ad­mit­ting that she doesn’t ex­pect too much from peo­ple on such spe­cial days. “In my per­sonal life, I have zero ex­pec­ta­tions from peo­ple be­cause I have spent so many years all by my­self. I’ve been liv­ing alone for al­most 14 years now. So, if some­thing hap­pens, it’s great, and if no one calls, even then it is fine,” she says. One of the cra­zi­est birth­day me­mories for Neha re­mains when her then boyfriend wanted to do some­thing spe­cial for her. “I was dat­ing this guy and he once said ‘I want to throw a sur­prise party.’ And I was like, ‘how is that spe­cial, now that you are telling me’. So yeah, there was this sur­prise party, which I or­gan­ised for my­self on my birth­day,” laughs Neha. The ac­tor adds that she cher­ishes the most her fa­ther’s wishes on her birthdays. “Ev­ery year, till now — in this day and age of email and What­sapp — my dad writes a let­ter and posts a birth­day card with all those stamps,” she tells us.

O: AAOJ Eh­se­shr­self. KASHYAP/HT

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