- 01 Aug - 07 Aug, 2020
Cute & Confident - Neha Jay
- 27 Jul - 02 Aug, 2019
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She is sugar, spice and everything nice; almond-shaped eyes, tresses with a tint of chocolatey brown, delicate features and topping it all is the ‘go-getter’ attitude. Cute, confident and strong may be Neha Jay’s off-screen qualities but on-screen, the model knows how to draw the camera’s snare and she’s even better at keeping it. Jay made her screen debut with Qadam Qadam Ishq and has already diversified her portfolio with production as one of her many talents and is jumping ship with the industry’s newfound trend, web series. With her impeccable performance, the actress and model has already proved she has a shining future in the industry. We see her bring her poise and class to the fashion shoots where she makes the ensembles so effortlessly hers.
In a chat with MAG, Jay brings her wit, elegance and the real her because she isn’t afraid to show who she is. Read on…
Your most memorable moment?
Working opposite Kashif Saleem in serial Qadam Qadam Ishq.
The scariest moment?
When my mom passed away.
First celebrity crush?
If you were stranded on an island, you would?
Dance and drink from all the coconuts I can find.
Most embarrassing moment?
Oh so many! I ripped my tights while working out.
Craziest fan encounter?
They all have been so nice.
One piece of advice you would give to your teenage self?
Good thing you didn’t give up but stop worrying, you will make it.
If not a model, what would you be?
Fashion designer or a film producer.
If you had the choice to wake up as someone else one morning, who would it be?
I love waking up as myself because I love the crazy in me.
If you get to choose being stuck in an elevator with someone, who would it be?
It will be my puppy Jeremy. Only he can make that fun.
A superpower you want?
I believe in Batman, he doesn’t have super powers but he is a superhero.
If made president for a day, what would you do?
Put all the people in jail who harassed me. And lift the ban on sheesha and it shall be served free.
Your idea of an ideal man?
The one Who loves you at your worst.
What do you see yourself saying to a 10 year older you?
Stop eating junk food and work out.
If you were to author your autobiography, what would be the title?
Dar ke baad hi jeet hai.
If you were asked to step into the shoes of a character from a movie, which one would it be?
Your favourite singer?
Last show you were hooked on?
Extrovert or introvert?
Depends on the situation.
Summers or winters?
Mountains or beaches?
You can’t live without?
Gym, it’s an addiction.
One thing you can’t leave the house without?
A hug from Jeremy (my puppy)
You get emotional when…
I see injustice.
What is the one thing you can’t forgive anyone for?
I forgive and forget.
Your definition of an ideal woman?
A beauty regime you swear by?
Drinking a lot of water.
Your workout regime?
One hour of treadmill and then one hour of strength training and CrossFit.
How would you define your style sense?
How do you unwind after a tiring day?
Play and jump around the house.
What is the one thing that makes you impatient?
Losing weight really makes me impatient.
What is the most important thing you have learnt in life?
Never give up on your dreams, they do come true.
You’re addicted to?
What is one thing you look for in people/friends?
Three words that describe you?
Someone recently said bold, beautiful and immaculate.
One thing a woman should never do?
Take crap from anyone.
Be respectful and honest.
Something you are good at?
I’m good at painting and cooking.
Something you are not good at?
How long does it take you to get ready?
Honestly, 15 minutes. On shoots, it is a different story.
Is there something you would never wear?
Clothes that are very busy with prints.
Favourite thing to wear would be?
A habit of yours that you like the most?
A habit of yours that you dislike the most?
I am a clean freak.
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