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Neena Gupta Quotes

Actress
Born On
1959-07-04
Birth Place
Delhi, India
Birth Sign
cancer
Father
R. N. Gupta
Mother
Shakuntala Gupta
Spouse
Vivek Mehra ‚Äč
Nationality
Indian
Education
Delhi Univesity, National School of Drama

I posted something on Instagram saying I am looking for meaningful work. At that time, I was sure my daughter Masaba would be angry. She however, reposted it and wrote another beautiful post. She is a very good writer. That post almost changed things for me. I am glad I did what I did.

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Loneliness is always there, it's a phase that comes and goes and it is a very difficult phase.

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I have found ways to kill this ever-present feeling of loneliness. I try a new dish and experiment with food, I'll clean my cupboard, do the little things in the house, and I keep myself busy. I find things to do.

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The more trauma and bad experiences you have, the more you are able to laugh on yourself and the situation.

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In theatre, there is a camaraderie that makes you believe you've been working with your co-actor for a long time.

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I can look Punjabi, South Indian, gareeb and ameer too.

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I feel that I have not got my due in films. However, I did a lot of good work on television and that's why I never got typecast.

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I know people who've had dreams unrealised due to circumstances.

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Yes, I have found a loving husband and family in Delhi.

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My upbringing saved me.

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I was offered 'Bigg Boss' twice but I can't do such shows.

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Whether I act or direct I ensure that there is a social message attached.

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I've always decided that I would never be dependant on a man.

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I am by and large an honest person, I have nothing to hide.

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I know I do good work.

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I take audience reaction very seriously.

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Saath Saath' was my first big mistake!

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I can laugh at my own grief.

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I watch lots of American shows like 'Desperate Housewives' and so on.

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I've realised that nothing that happens is so grim that life can't go on. Life always goes on, no matter what. Even in the grimmest situation, I see hope.

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I am an actor, I can do any role.

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My image is a media-built image. I'm not what my image is.

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I'm not a strong woman at all. And I'm not a feminist. In fact, I'm very weak.

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Nobody wants to take a risk with scripts that push the envelope.

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I lie very little and am a very straight-forward person.

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I made a few mistakes in the beginning of my career. I didn't have anybody to guide me. I didn't have a secretary. I didn't call up directors, or meet people asking for roles.

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This whole thing about a woman staying alone and being happy is just a myth. Everyone needs someone in their lives.

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I'd like do a film which I can carry entirely on my own.

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Oh, I love reality shows.

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Who ever lives life on their own terms?

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It was a mistake not to marry at the right age. When you get older, even men aren't interested in you.

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Coming back to 'Saath Phere' after a break of more than six months is like walking into an old home.

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I simply love doing household chores and cooking.

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The entire unit of 'Saath Phere' is like an extended family for me.

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Marriage happened very late for me. It took place at a time, when my definition of companionship had really narrowed down.

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The media had built my perception of being a strong woman because of my personal life. I wanted to play the damsel in distress, but I wasn't given an opportunity to explore that kind of a character.

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I had enjoyed 'Big Boss.'

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Life is very tough for women. When you are a certain age, you are left alone at home with no one to share your life with.

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Once you decide to marry, you have to work at it to keep it rocking.

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You can't take me for granted!

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It is close to impossible to find a man who can bear with a woman, who is a notch above or equal to him. Such men are still not there in this world. It is like we will always be facing trouble in our lives.

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I always wanted to do good work and play strong parts.

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With 'Badhaai Ho,' I loved the script but was anxious that someone else might get the role.

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Everything is destined, I believe... People you meet and end up marrying.

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What I went through in personal life had a big impression on my professional choices.

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I have always received roles of strong women from the beginning.

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I was an innocent Delhi girl, which is good for an actress, but worked against me when I shifted to Mumbai.

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As women, we always crave for family and a loving partner and in our quest to find that happy space we overlook a lot of things.

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I usually don't get the movies I audition for.

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Doing theatre in Delhi didn't guarantee success in Mumbai.

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I don't say one thing and do another.

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I didn't want to get married to somebody just because I was ageing and wanted a child.

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I lost my mother to cancer, so once Masaba was born, my father moved from Old Delhi to live with me in Mumbai.

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Films are a business. They take who's working.

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Traditionally, our society has always seen women as homemakers and men as bread-earners. The demarcations are engraved in stone, perhaps.

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It's so strange that God has had his way of looking after me.

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I didn't do anything with the thought that I want to go against society or bend any rules.

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I have lived a life of many shades and am very thankful to God for what he has given me and not given me.

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My role was cut from 'Sooryavanshi' because the track was not working for the film. So they had to take it out.

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Even though I did things which were not in accordance with the society's norms, deep down, I am an orthodox woman.

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It takes effort to not be lonely.

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My profession is to change myself according to my role and I work hard on it.

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As an actor I am prepared for every role, that's my profession.

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I got offered big roles after 'Badhaai Ho' but if the film hadn't worked, I wouldn't have gotten. It's business, nobody is emotional about it.

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I don't know if any woman is completely happy with the way she leads her life or with the way people treat her.

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Men should never be the prime focus of women's life.

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I think everyone is lonely whether you are in a good marriage or a bad marriage somewhere down the line you become lonely, and to get rid of that loneliness you have to try really hard.

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I won't get a role if I say I want to do that. It depends on how saleable you're at that time.

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I want to do comedy and an action role.

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I used to not get work even on TV, but wherever I went, they'd treat me with respect but never offer work.

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I've evolved with time and learnt from my daughter which designers and singers are in.

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In PhD, my topic was Stage Techniques in Sanskrit Drama - theory and practice. I wanted to combine my drama training with Sanskrit drama, which has a very rich history in literature.

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Masaba has helped me break some taboos, like wearing off-white with white or sneakers with a fancy gown. She's given me the confidence to carry off stuff, which looks nice.

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I made '4,000 every month from 'Khandaan.'

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I think I don't complain much about cars because I don't drive.

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Every child needs both parents.

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I'm was a very shy person, a very shy person and couldn't go to people in my college. We used to do plays, and I would never get the main female role. I would always get a boys' role because it was a girls college and I was a little taller than other girls.

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It's important that you are not embarrassed when you try something new.

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My first car was a second-hand Padmini Standard that I bought for '25,000 in 1985. It was a lot of money for me. The Padmini Standard was one of those small cars which was very popular during that time. However, I never drove the car and still don't drive one.

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My mother was very interested for me to become an IAS officer.

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If you do one big commercial film and it's a hit, everybody takes you for that particular kind of a role.

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We all want to be appreciated. Don't we?

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I want to try something on situational comedy.

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The condition of women in our country is so bad that compared to them I have been through nothing. I have just had a child out of wedlock, but I get to be the face of the independent modern woman. I don't think it is fair.

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I'm a very shy person and find it difficult to ask for work even if I know somebody for ages.

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I can never doubt anyone's capabilities. I feel everyone has a talent which takes time to come out.

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Apart from the money actors earn, it is the love and appreciation that keeps everyone looking forward to do more.

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I am very much aware that I am considered a 'strong woman.' And I am also aware that that is only because I had a child outside wedlock.

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My problem is that I can do variety of roles.

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The fact that my parents were both educated and held certain values very dearly, like honesty, self-respect and integrity, meant that I could steer clear of many pitfalls.

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There are mothers who sacrifice their dreams for family and feel terrible about it. There are mothers who are career women as well, without being apologetic about it.

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No two mothers are the same.

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I am genuinely interested in comedy and I know that I have good comic timing as well.

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It is very tough to bring up a child on your own.

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I know many big stars who asked for work when they were out of it.

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I believe that you need your parents the most. That's the most important thing.

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My mother was a Gandhian and very strict.

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If you don't have one thing, what's the big deal? Not everybody has everything.

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I used to tell myself that I am a good actor, I have a good body, I have a pretty face, have long hair, have a good soul, so if there is one thing I don't have, don't make a big issue of it.

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