September 24, 2021

Published from Mumbai, Delhi & Bhopal

Neena Gupta: Actors now have chance to pick up stuff that’s ‘hatke’

Mumbai, Veteran actress Neena Gupta had no inhibition about portraying a nonagenarian in the upcoming film “Sardar Ka Grandson”. She says nowadays, just like filmmakers, actors too have a chance to pick stuff that is “hatke” (unconventional).

Neena play Sardar a fiery old grandmother with a heart pf gold, who has a wish to see her home in Lahore. The 61-year-old brought tries bringing alive a 90-year-old with the aid of prosthetics for the perfect look.

Talking about actors now pushing the envelope and not shying away from portraying older characters, Neena “It is because times have changed. and the way people are writing scripts — various kinds of scripts. The way actors are getting a variety of roles and the most important thing is that the audience is accepting it have also helped. It is a very encouraging thing.”

She hopes that the audience likes her role in the film.

“If people like me in this film, it will be such a great thing for me and I think there will be a lot of other actors who would also have the courage to do something like this. The first thing I said was ‘I don’t want to play such an old woman’, but when I read the script I said ‘I have to do it’,” she said.

The actress added: “Nowadays, we actors have a chance to pick up stuff that is a little ‘hatke’, different, and not the usual stuff. Actors are very happy to experiment — like the producers, directors and writers are experimenting. It is a great time.”

“Sardar Ka Grandson” is all set to release on Netflix on May 18.

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