Neeru Bajwa turns host for a new Punjabi show Jazba

Neeru Bajwa turns host for a new Punjabi show Jazba

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Actress, director and producer—Neeru Bajwa adds another feather to her cap as she turns host for a new Punjabi show, Jazba. Unlike other artistes who found it hard to cope with lockdown blues and no-work-months, caring and providing for her twin daughters kept her busy. And if that was not enough, the superwoman has managed to return to shoot for her pending as well as upcoming Punjabi movie projects.

I am happy and content when it comes to my personal life, but professionally there’s so much yet to be accomplished. But, I have had a great journey from being a back-up dancer in Bollywood to now having a production company and back-to-back releases. A web series is on the bucket list.

So, when we ask her if the pandemic was one of the reasons to turn to television, her lined- up releases (provided the cinema reopens to full capacity) say it otherwise.

About her new show, she says, “I see it as an opportunity to bring forward stories of real heroes of Punjab who have made a difference and brought much-needed changes in our society. In true sense, these are the real-heroes and their stories need to be celebrated so that people get inspired to do their bit for the humanity. Furthermore, Punjabis have never been highlighted enough around the world— from doctors working for drug awareness to children who have come out of child labour and are now educating others to a middle class person starting his enterprise with Rs 10,000 to eventually become a billionaire.”

Though the drug problem in Punjab is common knowledge, Neeru was shocked to find out how deep-rooted the problem is while shooting an episode for the show and that the problem is not restricted to boys alone. “Young girls are affected by it too, which is worrying as many rehabilitation centres caters to only male addicts,” she adds.

Currently shooting with Gippy Grewal, she has shot a movie, Paani Ch Madhaani, in London, which is scheduled to release soon. Another project that she has high expectations from is with Satinder Sartaaj.

About mom’s guilt while working, she believes she hasn’t quite got over it but she is doing better than when she resumed work post delivering the babies. During the pandemic, what she discovered is, “that there’s a lot a woman can do if she sets her mind to it. Because I didn’t have a nanny during the lockdown, I had to do everything by myself and I was pretty surprised.”

Working out right till the day of delivery, Neeru is all for fitness and that shows on her Instagram feed. She has given mommy goals to many followers. “It’s all me but I would definitely give credit to my husband who has been supporting throughout my pregnancy. When your partner is into fitness, it definitely boosts your confidence.”

As far as her career is concerned, she doesn’t believe that she has reached a stage where she could say ‘oh, I have done it all professionally’. She says, “I am happy and content when it comes to my personal life, but professionally there’s so much yet to be accomplished. But, I have had a great journey from being a back-up dancer in Bollywood to now having a production company and back-to-back releases. A web series is on the bucket list. Music videos are happening now and then. I want to make my presence felt in every medium that there is.”

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