Veteran actress Neena Gupta, who is best known for her role as Priya Kapoor in popular television show Saans, recently shared a post on Instagram asking for work. The 62-year-old actress posted a beautiful picture of herself which was captioned as, “I live in Mumbai and working as a good actor looking for good parts to play.” Her daughter, Masaba Gupta, who is a fashion designer, shared her post with a heartwarming message that read, “Just the other day I was telling someone how I am never afraid/ shy to ask for work. It’s obviously genetic. My mother put up this post on her Instagram today. I mean, my 62-year-old national award winning mother. She told me I must always work, no matter what. It keeps you from getting old.”
“She told me they don’t write for women her age anymore. I don’t think anyone can replicate what she did for TV anymore.. she complains that she can’t do PR .. but says ‘I do good work, that’s my PR’.. time and again we’ve spoken about how whatever she asks for … in due time ,she gets… But that’s the magic of a pure heart. The universe just can’t refuse you… the only advice I have the guts to give her is.. don’t work with anyone who won’t respect you ,at this age , that’s the bare minimum & it’s a strange strange industry she’s in… the advice she gives me in return is..’whatever you do,free ka PR mat khaana,your only someone’s kid/wife/niece/sister for this long.
At the award function, filmmaker Karan Johar, actors Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan mocked actress Kangana Ranaut, who branded KJo as the ‘flag bearer of nepotism.’ The three men, who faced a lot of criticism for taking a jibe at the Queen actress in her absence, later apologized for their comment.
Neena Gupta also featured in TV shows like Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin and Kitani Mohabbat Hai.
Apart from television shows, Neena Gupta has featured in films like Gandhi, Khalnayak, Veerand Bazar Sitaram, which won the 1993 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film.