Neena Gupta! Such a fun person, and such a fun birthday idea I had. Two fabulous Neena-y performances, we get to discuss which one is more fabulous.
Neena Gupta! She was a TV and film actress, never super famous, until her personal life made her briefly very famous. It’s an old scandal by now, but never totally forgotten. Neena got pregnant, out of wedlock, with a Cricket player, who was not Indian, and was of some mixture of African descent. The SCANDAL!!! The SHOCK!!!! The JUDGEMENT!!!! Anyway, she had a daughter, raised her daughter, her daughter is now a successful designer and good friend of Sonam Kapoor and some of the other younger film crowd.
Meanwhile, Neena has had a somewhat surprising career. She worked all along, small parts in big movies, good roles in parelal and art house films, and so on. And then in 2017 she posted on instagram asking for work. She was older, the parts had dried up, she wanted a job. It worked, resulted in 5 offers, all of which she took. And one of them was Badhai Ho, which immediately reinvigorated her career. She is playing “mother” roles now, but good mother roles, and she is playing them really well.
Now, question! If you had to pick one of these Neena’s to be the most interesting unusual strongest favorite Neena, which would it be?
Young, strongly Lesbian, super sexy, Neena flirting with Madhuri?
Or older Neena, spontaneously deciding to have bondage sex with her husband Jackie Shroff?