Neha Dhupia keen on doing sports biopic

Mumbai: In a career spanning more than a decade, Neha Dhupia has featured in films ranging from romance to comedy, but the actress says she would now love to star in a sports biopic.

The actress, who is a well-known fitness enthusiast, feels it would be great to portray a true story of an athlete on screen.

“I would love to do a sports biopic. I love sports and I think it would be amazing to be a part of a true story and play an athlete. I am ready for something like this,” Neha told PTI.

The 35-year-old actress rose to fame with her bold role in “Julie”, before turning to off-beat cinema with critically acclaimed films like “Ek Chalis Ki Last Local” and “Phass Gaye Rey Obama”.

Neha will be next seen in the comedy “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd”. The film stars Boman Irani, Vir Das, Johnny Lever among others.

Having acted in blockbuster comedies like “Singh is Kinng”, “Garam Masala” and “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum”, Neha says she finds the genre easy.

“Comedy is easy. You have to react to what others are saying and it is all about the timing, the dialogue delivery. In comedy, an actor needs to be well aware of his or her part. It might be easy to do once you get it but comedy is a serious business.”

Quizzed her on who she thinks has a good comic timing among the actress, Neha said, “I think Kangana (Ranaut) has a great comic timing on screen. Also Kirron Kher. I think she is fantastic.”

In “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd”, the former Miss India will be seen sharing screen space with actors who are well versed in comedy, from Johnny Lever, to Vijay Raaz, and Neha says she got to learn a lot while working with them.

“It was such a fantastic experience shooting for the film. What I realised was, everybody, from Johnny sir, to Vijay, Boman and Vir belong to different school of comedy. They are all funny but not in the same way. It was a learning experience working with the entire team.”

Directed by Akashdeep Sabir, “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd” also stars Lisa Haydon, Ram Kapoor, Vrajesh Hirjee among others. The film is scheduled to release on April 22.