Actress Nehha Pendse said that her verdict to act as well as produce the forthcoming Marathi movie “June” came into her mind as she wanted to push herself as an artist in the industry, which hasn’t recognized the performer in her to the fullest.
In her career spanning more than two decades, Neha has worked in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, and Tamil flicks. She was also seen in big projects like “Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari”, Nana Patekar-starrer drama “Natsamrat” and the 2015 biographical movie “Gour Hari Dastaan”.
With her upcoming film “June”, a coming-of-age play set in the city of Aurangabad, the actress stated that she has donned a character that would be a big surprise for a lot of people. “I realised despite of spending so many years in the industry, I’ve not received my due as an actor. I feel a lot of people couldn’t imagine me doing what I’ve done in ‘June’. I know I have the capacity, but for some reasons things didn’t happen my way,” she stated.
The 36-year-old actor stated, “It took courage for me to do the film, put my own money. I’m glad so far everything has turned out beautifully. I hope this gives me and the team confidence to make more good films,”
Pendse addressed media people on the side-lines of the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) where her new project “June” got premiered.
Helmed under the banner of Vaibhav Khisti and Suhrud Godbole, with a screenplay by ace writer-producer Nikhil Mahajan, “June” is defined as a movie revolving around “two concerned individuals who assist one another reconcile.” It also features Siddharth Menon.
Pendse stated that the major reasons that she got attracted towards the project was the movie’s special message that echoed with her thought of living: of picking oneself up after a fall and keep marching on.
“I have been through my own ups and downs and have dealt with it gracefully. I don’t let my low phase depress me or the high to put me on a pedestal. The film talks about exactly that. Life will keep throwing challenges, it’s ok to feel low, sleep the night and wake up to a fresh start,” she said.
There is no confirmation about the film’s release in the theatres but ex-Bigg Boss contender stated that she was really impressed and happy with the audiences’ reaction at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
“I was surprised, happy with the kind of reactions we were getting. The audience was laughing, crying and being silent when they had to. It reached out to a limited number of people but has been received so beautifully,” she added.