Neena Gupta: I have hope that at my age I can get substantial roles


So, with this kind of change in society, specially in the urban set-up, however slow, and it will take hundred more years for the real change to happen, the first step has been taken. I wish I was younger, so I could make use of this change much more. Here are excerpts from the conversation:
Why did you sign Adi Sonal? He only wants to be served and cared for by his wife. Advertising

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Whatever my image is, I am a very simple person. Most of the times I have that sadness inside me because I see my women folk in such a bad condition in our country. 0
Comment(s) Today, there are cases where women are earning more than men. My heart cries seeing them treated the way they are treated. We used to have very few stories about ageing and middle-aged women. Yes, my look is similar to that of Badhaai Ho, but my character is much older and poorer in Adi Sonal than it was in Badhaai Ho. He is a demanding husband who always wants something or the other, and then the story develops further. So, no matter how happy I am, that sad part is always attached to my mind and personality. After Badhaai Ho, you announced some exciting films like Panga and Sooryavanshi. In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, Neena Gupta reveals why doing Adi Sonal was important, and what she feels about the roles being offered to her. Secondly, I am very happy because I have hope that at my age I can get substantial roles. It is a Sindhi household so Karva Chauth is called Teejri Vrat. Adi Sonal is a very simple yet interesting story. When I go to work today, there are women everywhere doing all kinds of jobs on and off the sets. Maybe that’s why I make sure that I am connected to my fellow women with whatever I do. pic.twitter.com/tbxEgMlnLc
— Neena Gupta (@Neenagupta001) May 29, 2019
What attracts you towards such characters? There is a beautiful relationship between my character and her husband. And the films that are made today are a reflection of what society is, and the changes that are happening. This is happening because society has also changed. We have so many women employers today. What I really like is the detailing that has gone into this small story. Advertising

Your look in Adi Sonal is very close to Badhaai Ho. The film starts with the Karva Chauth and its fasting rituals. As an actor who has been around for so long, how does it feel being a part of such big-ticket films? With the film, you wonder what the director is trying to say. Then it slowly reveals the characters in the house and their relationship with each other. Director Heena D’souza has made an important point through such a simple story, and that’s the most beautiful thing about Adi Sonal. It stars Neena Gupta as the matriarch of a typical Indian joint family where the man of the house (played by Lalit Behl) does nothing the entire day. He is much older than I am. Today, things have changed and you are a part of that changing trend.