Actress Neetu Singh, who stars opposite her husband Rishi Kapoor almost after 30 years in Habib Faisal's directorial debut "Do Dooni Chaar", says she feels that today's middle- class housewives are 'Mother India'.
"I truly believe, today's middle-class housewives are mother India. She manages so many things. She manages a whole family in a tight budget," Neetu told reporters at PVR where the first look of "Do Dooni Chaar" was unveiled Friday.
In the 80's the couple enthralled audiences working together in 11 romantic films. Neetu reveals that she dared doing "Do Dooni Chaar" because she could connect to her character and there was a certain comfort level as she was working with Rishi.
"My role is of Kusum Duggal. She is a very middle-class wife and she has to manage a lot of things, and how she manages her children who are growing up. Her husband has some values… I kind of found there is some connect. I also basically am from the middleclass.
"It's been a long time. After many, many years, it's great to come back with Habib's film, which has been a great, great experience. Of course because of my husband, there was a comfort level, I was very happy doing it but more so it was the subject, his idea, the way he has conceived it, it was very, very beautiful," said Neetu.
The 52-year-old actress and proud mother of actor Ranbir Kapoor was all praise for Rishi's knack in acting.
"I was very young when I worked with him earlier, so I didn't really realize much what a great actor he is. I realize now. Working in this film I saw how finely he improvises his role, helps others, and he has helped me a lot while shooting," said Neetu.
Asked if she was nervous facing the camera after such a long time, she said, "First day I was very nervous. I was forgetting my lines but from the second day it was better. "