*Neha and Jimmy also interacted with LPU students of Journalism & Film Production
Jalandhar: Femina Miss India 2002 title winner & bolly-wood actress Neha Dhupia, and heart-throb of crores of Punjabi audience Jimmy Shergill entertained LPU students, today, at the campus. Both of them made enchanting performances for students on the famous numbers of their earlier films as well as forthcoming Punjabi movie ‘Rangeelay’. Stars got into the students-crowd to dance along with them. Students’ vogue for them compelled the visiting star-duo to continue presenting dialogues, actions, dancing- steps for an hour together. During this all, thousands of enthralled LPU students from 28 Indian states and 30 countries continued yelling, yodeling, tossing their heads, swaying to and fro, stamping their feet on varied rhymes and rhythms. On this occasion director Navanait Singh and writer Dheeraj Rattan were also present.
While interacting with LPU students of Journalism and Film Production, Neha Dhupia also Punjabi Icon award winner, said: “Regional movies have got a wider audience across the globe. I am much excited for my first Punjabi film ‘Rangeelay’ and I can really feel the hum here as LPU has got a huge audience. We must work for such films to promote Indian culture and values." She also shared that she would continue taking up regional projects with interesting scripts: “I would also like to star in Bengali and Marathi films too. I have already done two movies in Telugu.”
Similarly Jimmy Shergill, who has a huge fan following amid LPU audience, interacted: “I am glad to see increasing popularity of Punjabi cinema. I think regional languages have been doing well but Punjabi films have now started getting great opening. Now, I am looking forward to the release of my new production venture, which I hope will bring more popularity towards Punjabi cinema. He also shared tips about production of films and organization of film festival, particularly regional.
LPU Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal asked students to grasp the hard working culture of the visiting stars who in spite of having much material gains continue struggling for more and more achievements.