Neena Gupta Recounts Trying To Convince Masaba Against Taking Up Acting: 'Jis Tarah Tumhara Shakal Hai... You Won't Become An Alia Bhatt'

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Neena Gupta recounts giving advice to Masaba at the start of her career. Here's what it is

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:

'Badhaai Ho' actress who will now share the screen space with actor Sanjai Mishra in 'Gwalior',spoke about her daughter and designer Masaba Gupta in an interview with a daily.

Neena spoke about that one advice she gave her daghter at the beginning of her career. Neena said: “I told her ‘If you want to be an actor then you go abroad. Jis tarah tumhara shakal hai, body hai, tumhe yahan Indian milieu mein bahot kam role milenge even if you become a good actor. So tumko woh heroine nahin milegi. Toh Hema Malini nahin banoge, Alia Bhatt nahin banoge."

READ | Neena Gupta Accuses Karan Johar And Shah Rukh Khan, Claims They Said They'd Help Her Discourage Daughter Masaba From Acting But Didn't

During her interaction with Rajeev Masand on the show, "Women We Love", Gupta was asked if she felt any regrets or 'grudges' as none of her friends gave her work.

Opening about the matter, the actress said, “Big grudges, none of my friends gave me work, none of my friends. I have very close friends, who have been making movies and he was making one small movie and a theatre actor from my play suggested my name to him and wo bhool gaya tha.”

On the professional front, Veteran actor Neena Gupta and Sanjai Mishra are sharing screen together in a film called "Gwalior" written and directed by Rajiv Barnwal and Jaspal singh Sandhu. 

"It is an interesting concept. I play Manju Mishra, a housewife, and the story narrates how an uneducated woman who is perceived as weak handles a situation involving cash crunch,” Neena shared . 

Sanjai will play her retired teacher husband, Sambhu Nath Mishra, she added.

Neena Gupta was last seen in 'Badhaai Ho'. 

The comedy-drama is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and is jointly produced by Vineet Jain, Hemant Bhandari and Aleya Sen under the banner of Junglee Pictures and Chrome Pictures. Through the trailer, one understands that the concept is different and is not something that has been touched upon before. In India ‘Log Kya Kahenge’ is a major crisis and this movie seems to be focussing on that.




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