Neena Gupta says male actors don’t want to be cast opposite her | Web Series

Neena Gupta has proven from time to time that age is just a number. Recently, however, she spoke about her struggle to find co-stars opposite her. Speaking of sexism and ageism, she said many male actors want to work with “younger actresses” and not with her. (Read also: Neena Gupta, Ram Kapoor in Masaba Masaba)

Neena Gupta made her Bollywood debut in 1982 with Saath Saath. After a long career in movies and TV, she recently started her ‘second inning’ with the success of Badhaai Ho in 2018. She recently appeared in Netflix’s Masaba Masaba Season 2, which featured her daughter, Masaba Gupta, as a fictionalized version of herself. plays. It is based on the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives. In the new season she can be seen opposite Ram Kapoor.

When asked about her thoughts on ageism and sexism, the 63-year-old act told GOODTiMES: “There are 2-3 projects where I asked the director who’s facing me, but he said ‘you suggest one day’. I said, ‘This is the hardest’, for mere sath koi milta hi nahi hain (it’s hard to find someone to work with me).” She added that she would like to thank Ram Kapoor for taking on the role opposite her despite being younger than her.

“Koi kaam nahi karne ko ready hai (nobody wants to work with me). Most of them want to work with younger actresses, although I may look younger than them. Our society has not changed. You and I are a minority. We live in a patriarchal society and will continue to be,” she added, referring to women in society.

In 2017, Neena Gupta left everyone surprised when she took to Twitter and shared that “she is a good actor, lives in Mumbai and is looking for good roles to play.” Her post was received with much appreciation and support for putting herself at work. Masaba Gupta, who is also a celebrity designer, reposted with a lengthy message.

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