Updated May 28th, 2024 at 20:59 IST

Panchayat 3 Actress Neena Gupta Opens Up About Being Labelled As A ‘Supporting Actor’

Neena Gupta, who has given several strong performances, was asked about the tag of ‘supporting actors’ given to anyone who is not the lead in the project.

Neena Gupta | Image:Neena Gupta/Instagram

Neena Gupta is currently starring in the Prime Video web series Panchayat 3. In the show, she plays the role of Manju Devi, Pradhan of the Phulera village. The actress, who has given several strong performances in movies, was recently asked about the tag of ‘supporting actors’ given to anyone who is not the lead in the project. Neena said while that was not the case on the sets of Panchayat, it is still a widespread phenomenon in the film industry. 

Neena Gupta talks about being labelled as a ‘supporting actor’ 

In a conversation with OTTPlay, Neena was questioned about whether anything about the supporting actor label had changed in the past years, the actress replied in negative. She said, “There is none of that on the sets of Panchayat. But overall, it still exists. For my age, I think Badhaai Ho is the only film in which an actor of my age got the Best Actor award. I also got the supporting actor award at a lot of places. But Best Actor too, which is, I think, rare, and took so many years. This happens in our system.”


More about Panchayat 3

Apart from Neena Gupta, Panchayat 3 also stars Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Chandan Roy and Faisal Malik in pivotal roles. Earlier this month, the makers unveiled the trailer, hinting at a new secretary coming to the district this season. However, old secretary Jitendra's resignation gets cancelled owing to which he returns to Phulera village.



Panchayat became an instant hit with the viewers when it premiered in 2020 and its second season also garnered an overwhelming response upon its 2022 premiere. The third season of Panchayat is premiering in Hindi, with dubs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.




Published May 28th, 2024 at 20:59 IST