A Thursday: Neha Dhupia opens up about what inspired her to take up the role of a pregnant ACP
Neha Dhupia would be seen portraying the role of a pregnant cop in the upcoming hostage drama, A Thursday. Now, she has opened up about what inspired her to take up the role.
What happens when a cheerful kindergarten teacher draws a gun and holds the children hostage? A picture perfect day takes a nefarious turn as the perpetrator puts innocent lives at risk! Loaded with suspense and unprecedented situations, ‘A Thursday’ shall keep viewers stuck to their screens till the very end!
Neha Dhupia who plays the role of ACP Catherine Alvarez shared “I think at that point while I was shooting, right before that I was watching this show called ‘ Hit and Run’, starring Lior Raz, and there's a character called Tali, who's pregnant and you know, after the first two scenes, you start living her life, like you live all the other characters, as well. The show was a hit and there was a huge relatability for me as far as that character was concerned. We didn't go over the top with the pregnancy. Because you are pregnant, and some days, you work harder than the others, but the reference point was just as powerful because you know, I have been pregnant before.
She further added, "This is my second time and you don't change as a person. It is a little tough. It is uncomfortable. It's beautiful. What you're going through. But I always kept the reference point more towards being the cop and less towards my physicality changing because in any case my physicality is going to be so natural to being pregnant because I generally was, I didn't have to work too much towards that.”
That was truly interesting to know! ‘A Thursday’ begins with a joyful backdrop of a kindergarten amidst giggles and innocent glee, when Naina Jaiswal (Yami Gautam Dhar), the teacher, suddenly takes her students hostage. Why has Naina taken such a drastic step? What is her final objective? A million questions to answer with little time to resolve as innocent lives are at stake! A narrative that explores the dark side of human nature, unpredictable turn of events and secretive schemes. Directed by Behzad Khambata, the Disney + Hotstar feature is produced by RSVP Movies & Blue Monkey Films.
Starring actors Yami Gautam Dhar, Dimple Kapadia, Neha Dhupia and Atul Kulkarni, ‘A Thursday’ will be available on Disney+ Hotstar from 17th February 2022 onwards