‘Badhai Ho’ Fame Neena Gupta addressed Shah Rukh Khan & Karan Johar as ‘cheapy and mean’
Neena Gupta is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood. She has given a spectacular performance in many movies including ‘Badhai Ho’. She was last seen in the same movie. Neena finally opened up on her daughter Masaba Gupta’s acting career. She believed her daughter can’t be the actress in Bollywood like Hema Malini, Alia Bhatt and other actresses. She even called cheap and mean to Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar.
In the interview with media portal, the interviewer told her that Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar once told him that she met them on a flight, to which Neena said, “Yeah! So mean and cheapy kind of people. They gave me their number and then phone hi nahi uthate the (didn’t attend my calls).” Rajeev soon added, “Because you wanted them to convince Masaba not to act.” Neena was happily surprised to know that they remembered.
The actor also opened up about the advice she gave to her daughter Masaba at the beginning of her career and how she discouraged her from taking up acting in Bollywood as her career; although Masaba is a successful fashion designer now. 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’.”
She further talked about the latest blockbuster she gave, ‘Badhaai Ho’ that also starred Ayushmann Khuranna. “The best compliment I received after Badhaai Ho was when Javed (Akhtar) saab called me and said, “I am not surprised, I am happy’,” she said. The played the role of a mother to two grown up sons, who gets pregnant in her middle age. The film was reportedly made at an estimated budget of Rs 29 crore and earned around Rs 221.44 worldwide at the box office.
On the work front, Neena is busy shooting for a thriller titled ‘Gwalior’. The film also stars Sanjay Mishra and Kangana Ranaut.