Neha Dhupia is a happy woman. Despite the presence of Katrina Kaif in DE DANA DAN, she has been singled out for her performance. This is the reason why she is not complaining even if she is playing a supporting role in films like this and SINGH IS KINNG with Katrina Kaif merrily placed as the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar.
"There is a thin distinction between lead and supporting roles today", she reasons, "You may not be a romantic lead in a film but then you have to see the kind of value you bring to a film. For example, when Vipul approached me for SINGH IS KINNG, I asked him that why was he giving me that role. When he told me that he could visualize only me to be doing that role, I took it as a back handed compliment."
Same held true for DE DANA DAN as well where Priyadarshan felt that he could see a naughty opportunist girl in her. In the film, Neha plays the role of a naughty club singer/call girl who has a 'bindaas' attitude towards life and is a 'huge advantage taker'.
Smiles Neha, "I am happy that he felt so. My role was quite spunky with a lot of spark to it. When it comes to commercial cinema, I have to thank people like Vipul, whose sensibilities that I completely agree with, and Priyan Sir, with whom I have worked in CHUP CHUP KE and GARAM MASALA earlier. They have always approached me whenever there is something good in the offering."