Call it luck or destiny, but Angad Bedi’s career is surely on a roll after his marriage to Neha Dhupia. The doting husband can’t stop raving about his better half. “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,” gushes Angad.
The actor is convinced that marriage is the best thing to have happened to him. Talking about how they decided to tie the knot, he says, “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.”
Talking about the current climate in the industry, Angad says that it is talent, rather than fame, rules the roost. He says that, “I’ve been working very hard to build a portfolio of work that someday, our children would be proud of. Luckily for me, this is a time when stars and superstars no longer rule forever. 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, Ranveer Singh. Look at how Varun Dhawan combines a Judwaa 2 with October, and how Vicky Kaushal is making a mark.”
When it comes to his own success in Soorma, Angad says it is all because of the director. “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,” reveals the actor.
Angad also discloses that he shares a close bond with Diljit and the camaraderie between them helped him put up a good performance. “I wish another director would again cast us together. My rapport with Diljit is very special. 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,” says Angad.
Now, Angad is eager for his father the legendary cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi, to watch Soorma. “He saw Pink with Amitabh 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,” says the actor. 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....