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
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.”