Neha Dhupia opens up on who inspired her to take up role of pregnant cop in A Thursday


Neha Dhupia, who will be seen playing a pregnant police officer in the upcoming film ‘A Thursday’, has revealed her inspiration behind the reason for starring in the thriller.

‘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. Neha, 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’, staffing 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 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.”

Directed by Behzad Khambata, the Disney+Hotstar feature is produced by RSVP Movies and Blue Monkey Films. The film also stars Dimple Kapadia, Neha Dhupia, Acid Kulkami amongst others. ‘A Thursday’ will be available on Disney+ Hotstar from February 17.

Watch A Thursday trailer here: