Neha Dhupia On B’wood Facing Backlash: How Can One Hate The Industry That Entertained You?


Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia spoke about the Bollywood backlash that is currently being received and shared her views on the situation.

Bollywood actor and talk show host Neha Dhupia spoke in an interview with Scroll about the incisive heatwave and the growing animosity that Bollywood is facing at the moment. Neha Dhupia, voicing her dissatisfaction with the same, asked how can anyone hate an industry that has entertained their parents and grandparents? More so, Neha Dhupia said one shouldn’t be poisonous to any celebrity, only because they’re in the movies.

‘It is a small group of people’: Neha Dhupia

Speaking of the reason behind the ongoing anger towards Bollywood, Neha Dhupia said that there are many people sitting at home, who can’t digest how fit and popular movie stars are. To add to that, Neha said it’s just a small group of people who are targeting Bollywood and not the whole country. Neha Dhupia has recently been met with a torrent of violence and online hatred when the actor slammed a contestant in her show for slapping his mother.

The contestant confessed to slapping his girlfriend in the much-controversial episode when he learned she was dating five other men beside him. The actor came out in support of the anonymous girl and said what she was doing was ‘her decision.’ Soon after the episode was aired, fans across social media sites slammed Neha Dhupia for her on-show comments.

No Filter Neha

Dhupia hosted the first season of Bollywood’s true-blue podcast, No Filter Neha on the Indian music app Saavn in 2016. Neha interviews celebrities from Bollywood on her show, who spill out lesser-known facts about their personal lives. The show has received positive feedback, with more than 2.3 million listeners launched the year.

The actor was last seen in the critically acclaimed short film, Devi. Starring Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia, Mukta Barve, Neena Kulkarni, and Kajol in the leading roles, Devi follows the tale of nine women who, after experiencing unusual circumstances in their lives, develop an unusual sisterhood with each other. Priyanka Banerjee produces and directs the short film.