Neena Gupta says men became her priority which diverted her attention from work

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Published by Isha Kataria on 19 Oct 2018

Bollywood actress Neena Gupta is currently seen in ‘Badhaai Ho’ which also starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, and Gajraj Rao in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Amit Sharma. The film is based on the subject of romance, age, and parenthood. Basically, it highlights the subject of age and love not being correlated.

In the movie, Neena is playing a very unconventional role. In an interview, Neena revealed that men became her priority and her focus shifted to finding the right partner. Neena is known for her performances in TV shows such as ‘Khandaan’, Bharat Ek Khoj and ‘Saans’ and movies like ‘Woh Chokri’, ‘Gandhi and Muhafiz’ said she desired to have a healthy relationship that diverted her attention from her work.

She said, “I always wanted to do good work and play strong parts. But when I look back now, I feel men became my priority and it was a big mistake. My focus shifted from career to finding the right man. Men should never be the prime focus of women’s life.” She added, “I was doing really well. I was writing, directing and producing some great things on television. What I went through in personal life had a big impression on my professional choices.”

She says that it is still hard for women to have a life they aspire to and to be with a man who treats them as an individual. She added, “It is close to impossible to find a man who can bear with a woman, who is a notch or above or equal to him. Such men still not in this world. It is like we will always be facing trouble in our lives.”

In the support of Me Too Movement she said, “#MeToo has shaken the whole industry. But the sad part is that it is so hard to prove such incidents. I have been on my own for the longest time and have faced a lot of incidents during my days in the college, National School Of Drama. I don’t know how we can get proof of a person touching us inappropriately. All we could do at that time was get used to it or try out best to avoid it. ”

She further added, “I am hopeful that some change will come. The movement will be able to instill some fear. But it will take time.”

Further supporting the movement she said that if we want to change the way men treat women, society, especially mothers need to get rid of the patriarchal mindset. She feels that men can only change if they are taught the right things by their mothers.



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