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A glimpse into Neetu Bharadwaj’s journey as a fashion designer

Here’s everything you need to about how the childhood of ‘Section 375’ fame fashion designer Neetu Bharadwaj laid a strong foundation to her passion…

The completely Mumbai-bred fashion designer Neetu Bharadwaj hails from a joint family consisting of 15-20 members. It’s fair to say that the interest in fashion lies right in her genes, thanks to her father whose heart was in the textiles and clothing industry. Even as a little kid, Neetu loved dressing herself and was even labelled a fashion icon by her family, near and dear. The desire to experiment with outfits came naturally to her, be it casual everyday wear or while attending prestigious functions.

Neetu’s love for fashion designing was nurtured more during her teenage years where she was sketching, creating caricatures of designer clothes. The characters that she made were very extravagant and it was only a matter of time that it gained a lot of appreciation from many people. Gradually, she decided to go professional with her interest, i.e. fashion designing. Right during her college days, Neetu participated in many fashion shows for which she received three awards in consecutive years.

Her foray into the tinsel town began in the year 2010, with the movie Right Ya Wrong. Soon, offers started pouring in, but she got to work for a big textile company based out of Mumbai. She was under a contract for five years, and the lack of a meaty project in Bollywood convinced her to take it up. Her heart, nevertheless, had other ideas and the desire to work for the Indian film industry never died. The film bug bit her again in 2016. She returned to Bollywood with Yeh toh too much ho gaya, a film featuring Arbaaz Khan and Jimmy Shergill.

Neetu Bharadwaj

Gradually, she started developing a strong foothold in the Industry and also received another opportunity to work on an international film featuring veteran actor Dharmendra, which couldn’t witness daylight yet. The advertising world was to entice her soon, where she collaborated with the firm Oberoi Ibc. This soon materialised into what she calls ‘an offer of a lifetime’ from the production house Panorama, where she was signed up her for the movie Section 375 starring Akshay Khanna and Richa Chadda.

“This experience was simply amazing and I still hold it very close to my heart. The movie was very realistic in the genre and I always had a dream to work for such kind of movies. Ajay Bahl is a very sincere, kind and a loving director. It was really fun working with him. The experience working with the entire cast and crew was simply amazing and out of this world,” Neetu shares.

She’s next working on another movie produced by Panorama titled Ezra, a horror film starring Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Datta, Imaad Shah, Darshana Banik, and Denzil Smith in crucial roles. The horror genre and the fact that it is set up in the 1960s is a challenge that Neetu is completely enjoying as a fashion designer.

 




 

Gradually, she started developing a strong foothold in the Industry and also received another opportunity to work on an international film featuring veteran actor Dharmendra, which couldn’t witness daylight yet. The advertising world was to entice her soon, where she collaborated with the firm Oberoi Ibc. This soon materialised into what she calls ‘an offer of a lifetime’ from the production house Panorama, where she was signed up her for the movie Section 375 starring Akshay Khanna and Richa Chadda.

“This experience was simply amazing and I still hold it very close to my heart. The movie was very realistic in the genre and I always had a dream to work for such kind of movies. Ajay Bahl is a very sincere, kind and a loving director. It was really fun working with him. The experience working with the entire cast and crew was simply amazing and out of this world,” Neetu shares.

She’s next working on another movie produced by Panorama titled Ezra, a horror film starring Emraan Hashmi, Nikita Datta, Imaad Shah, Darshana Banik, and Denzil Smith in crucial roles. The horror genre and the fact that it is set up in the 1960s is a challenge that Neetu is completely enjoying as a fashion designer.



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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.