Neena Gupta Speaks Of Family & How She Lost Roles As She Didn’t Know ‘Rules Of The Game’

Neena Gupta has wowed audiences by essaying stellar characters on screen. However, the veteran actress admits that she was unaware of “the rules of the game” at first, which meant she lost out on a lot of roles. 

HT reports that Neena revealed she missed an opportunity to work with noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, allegedly because she failed to call him back. Neena explains, “It’s like any industry, you cannot enter a business without knowing the rules of the game.

 

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“I didn’t call Shekhar Kapur back because I thought he had told me that he’d call me back. If there was somebody who was advising me, I’d not have missed the opportunity,” she said. 

Speaking of what she did to remedy the matter, Gupta says, “Later on, I was advised to write down the names of people to call in a week, and to make at least 10 calls every day, and to keep calling till there is a response. Earlier, I didn’t know all this,” she added.

 

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Speaking of her parents, Filmfare reports that Neena’s autobiography reveals her father had two full families and juggled his time between the two. He’d reportedly spend the night with the other family and even divide vacation days between the two.


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ETimes reports her sharing her take on holy matrimony, “I haven’t seen a happy marriage around me so I don’t know. It’s always full of compromises. It takes courage to end a marriage, no doubt about it. But it is also a big trauma because once two people unite, their whole existence, their families are held together by a thread. When this thread starts to weaken, everyone suffers. Is it worth staying in this mess, to keep up appearances?”

 

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Neena concludes, “My mother killed herself trying to hide what my father did to her. I think that is why I have written this book when my father, mother, brother, and bhabhi (sister-in-law) are no more.”

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