The time when Neena Gupta discouraged daughter Masaba Gupta to be an actress for her looks

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Published by Swathy S on 27 Jun 2021

Actor Neena Gupta has once said the she does not want her daughter, Masaba Gupta to enter into the film industry. In an interview, the actress had recalled about telling Masaba that she might not get many roles with her appearance in the country.

Masaba Gupta pursued a career in the designing field and is a popular celebrity fashion designer. She has also made her acting debut last year in ‘Masaba Masaba’, a  semi-biographical Netflix series. Neena Gupta is also a part of the series.

Speaking with a former journalist Rajeev Masand, Neena Gupta when asked about her daughter’s acting dream told that “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 (The way you look, the way your body is, you will get few roles in the Indian milieu). You will never become a heroine, you will never become Hema Malini, you will never become an Alia Bhatt”.

Rajeev said to Neena that Shah Rukh Khan And Karan had once told him that she had met them on a flight and the actress replied to it by saying, ““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)”. “Because you wanted them to convince Masaba not to act”, Rajeev soon added. Neena Gupta was surprised to know that they remembered the incident.

Recently, Neena Gupta released her autobiography ‘Sach Kahun Toh’. The book features stories from her life before being an actor, struggles faced in the film industry, her relationship with West Indies cricketer Vivian Richard and raising her daughter as a single mother.

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