‘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!
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.