Neha Dhupia visits her alma mater JMC for a candid conversation

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Amid delays and apprehensions, Jesus and Mary College played host to famous actor and alumnus of the college Neha Dhupia, for a short interactive session.

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Amid delays and apprehensions, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, played host to famous actor Neha Dhupia for a short interactive session. A proud alumnus of the college, Neha graduated from JMC with a Bachelor’s degree in History, and went on to represent India at the Miss Universe Pageant in 2002.

Since this is probably a first in years for JMC to witness a Bollywood celebrity in its vicinity, the event saw a huge turnup of around 150 girls who had been waiting eagerly despite the long delay.

After a quick dialogue with the college’s principal, Dr. Sr Rosily T.L. r.j.m, she greeted a large gathering which welcomed her with loud cheers and a thunderous applause. The event kicked off on a vibrant note with Mudra, the Western Dance Society of JMC, displaying a commendable dance performance. The murmurs following the dance performance were put to rest, when Neha was finally invited on the dias to address the gathering.

Reminiscing her days at college, she recollected her favourite spots in the campus and spoke fondly of her erstwhile aspiration to become an IAS officer. For her, getting an opportunity of taking a break from the studio walls and greenrooms is vital to any actor or artist. During her speech, she mentioned, “One of the biggest rewards of my career has been to come back to a room full of girls like you.”

She insisted on having an interactive conversation with the audience and went on to talked about her latest venture, a podcast series available on Saavn by the name of NoFilterNeha, Season 2. Her address was followed by a short Q&A session where she revealed her ever declining attendance during college days and spoke of her time at the reality show, Roadies.

In her concluding note, she advised the audience to “go with the flow, make the most out of the opportunities, and don’t live under pressure.” The organizing team felicitated her with a token of appreciation and invited her to be a guest for JMC’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, that are expected to begin from October this year.


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Vijeata Balani

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