Neha’s no filter questions for stars
Neha, whose audio chat show #NoFilterNeha is immensely popular, features Karan Johar as a guest on the season finale episode, and the chat will be available on Saavn, an audio and music streaming service, today. In an interview, the actor opens up about how it is a great time to be in showbiz and why she decided to do an audio chat show. Excerpts...
You seem to be doing a lot of things professionally. Is it a way to stay relevant?
There are actors and directors who have films once in two or three years, yet they are so relevant. It is such a great time to be in the business, because you can spread yourself as much as you want. Don’t be left behind, because there is so much to explore.
BesidesB hosting the chat show, you conceptualised it yourself. Why did you choose such an unconventional medium o debut as a chat show host?
ThisT was out-of-the-box. I wanted to try something new and the time was right. The audience was ready for it. The timing was right to go audio and digital.
How do you tread the fine line between being friends with your guests and asking them questions as an interviewer?
It is tricky, because I know them really well. We make sure to let out the right amount of information so that the audience enjoys the chat. It is essentially a chat from our hearts to your ears.
The second season was bigger, better and bolder than the first one. What was the reason behind it?
The credit goes to the guests. We are nothing without them. Also, my team is wonderful.
What is the research behind the questions?
I get a list of guests and try calling friends and family to find the closest link to the story. Then I sit down with my writer to finalise the script. Sometimes, I stick to the format, but I also go away from it and pick up from the conversations we have.
Karan Johar (right) will be Neha’s guest on the season finale episode, which will be available on Saavn Neha Dhupia hosts the audio chat show #NoFilterNeha