Angad Bedi on Wife Neha Dhupia: 'She Has Brought Good Vibes into My Life'

Angad Bedi talks about life after marriage and the recognition he is finally getting from the industry
Angad Bedi on Wife Neha Dhupia: 'She Has Brought Good Vibes into My Life'
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi

Call it luck or destiny. Angad Bedi’s career is a on a roll after his secret marriage to Neha Dhupia. The proud doting husband just can’t stop raving. “Neha is such a positive person, and spreads such good vibes in all the  lives she  touches. It may be just a coincidence, but my first release after marriage  is Soorma and  it has brought me recognition that I’ve never experienced before.”

Angad attributes the Soorma  success  to God, his wife and destiny. “I’ve been working very hard to build a portfolio of work that some day our children would be proud of. Luckily for me, this is a time when stars and superstars no longer rule for ever. That era will end with Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman. Actors today  have to prove themselves every Friday. Audiences go for the character and performance, not the actor. My inspiration are actors like Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurana and Ranveer Singh. Look at  how Varun Dhawan  combines a Judwaa 2 with October. And just how Vicky Kaushal  is  making a mark.”

Perhaps now it is Angad’s  turn? “I certainly hope so! If Soorma is getting me noticed I have  the  director Shaad Ali to thank for it. He  let me play Diljit Dosanjh’s brother the way I  wanted to. He was there to guide me.” The  fact that Angad shared great vibes  with Diljit only made  the job easier. “He is like my real brother. I wish another  director  would again cast us together . How I used to love watching Mr Bachchan and  Mr Shashi Kapoor together! They too must have shared a great bond together.  My rapport  with Diljit is  very special. And he’s such a sorted actor. I think  it’s really important  to have  competent co-stars. Only then can  one give  a good performance. Diljit would give  me cues from behind the camera even when he  was  not  required to be on  camera. I guess I was just lucky to have  him as  a co-star.”

Angad feels marriage is  the  best thing to have happened  to him.  “Neha and I  were part of a  very small tightly-knit group of close friends. Others  in  the group like  Yuvraj Singh and Gaurav Chopra  got  married. That left only two of us. So we decided  to get married. Seriously, Neha is  my best friend and so independent-minded. She comes  from naval  family and knows her mind. I love the work she does with Rajat Kapoor, Saurav Shukla and Vinay Pathak.”

Angad is eager for his father the legendary cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi, to watch Soorma.  “He saw Pink  with Mr Bachchan and was  very pleased with my  work. He hasn’t seen Soorma so far. He is in Punjab to pay condolences  to the  family of  a deceased sports-person.”

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