For any actor, working in a multi starrer is akin to a double edged sword. While it is always a safer sojourn to be a part of a film where there are a dozen odd other actors sharing responsibility for making it work, there is also as much effort required to make your presence felt. And that doesn't necessarily mean only hogging the limelight after the release of the film but also during the entire shooting duration, post production, editing table, promotion and then the eventual release. For some, competition (at least from quantitative standpoint) may mean more motivation to better one act but for most it's a sense of 'insecurity' that turns out to be an absolute killer.
This is why one wonders that when other designated leading men like Riteish Deshmukh and Sudeep (seen earlier in Varma's PHOONK) are clearly playing second fiddle to Amitabh Bachchan, where does that leave a leading lady like Neetu Chandra?
"Arrey film toh release hone do; there I will show my importance and presence", smiles Neetu, "Mr. Varma always ensures that all his characters are portrayed in such a good manner in his films that none of them feel lost. Unki movies mein toh ek gangster ka left hand aadmi bhi alag se dikhayi deta hai! I accepted this role with my eyes open. I knew what I was getting into."
But doesn't she feel that she is hardly featuring in the promos? "Looks like you are not watching the promos carefully", shoots back Neetu who is working with Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan for the first time, "Given the kind of multi starrer RANN, the space and time that I have got is all right. I have no complaints."