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'Indecent experience' keeps Neeru Bajwa away from Bollywood
'Indecent experience' keeps Neeru Bajwa away from Bollywood

Mumbai, June 21 (TIWN) She started her career in the Hindi film industry with Dev Anand's "Main Solah Baras Ki" in 1998, and has gone on to become a celebrated name in the Punjabi film industry. She says she was "put off" by Bollywood after she faced an "indecent experience".

 The actress, whose latest Punjabi film is "Shadaa" with Diljit Dosanjh, has been actively promoting the movie since the past few days.  Asked why she did not try to push her luck further in Bollywood, Neeru told : "Well, without taking any name, I just want to say that I had a really indecent experience during a meeting for a Hindi film. I was told that, ''This is what you have to do to make it here''. It left me shaken, uncomfortable and I was put off."  "I am not saying that that is how the industry works. I am saying that I was one of the unfortunate actresses who had encountered a terrifying experience. Since then, I did not try my luck in Bollywood, and I never will. I am comfortable in my space in Punjabi cinema," added the actress, who has bagged several awards for films like "Mel Karade Rabba", "Jihne Mera Dil Luteya" and "Jatt & Juliet 2". 

Her "Shadaa" is releasing nationwide.  While she knows the reach of Punjabi films is wide internationally, especially in Canada, talking about its pan-India release, Neeru said: "I think it also depends on the actors in the film. As for ''Shadaa'', we are releasing the film for the Mumbai audience especially, because of Diljit. Now that he has strong followers among the Hindi audience, we know that this film will have a greater reach."  "Shadaa" is directed by Jagdeep Sidhu and released on Friday.

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