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Neena Gupta plays Akshay Kumar’s mom in ‘Sooryavanshi’ despite being just 8 years older

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Neena Gupta has been in the news ever since she vented her anger out against the film industry not casting women after a certain age. Soon after her rant went viral, she landed herself character roles in films like ‘Mulk’ and ‘Badhaai Ho’. It turned out to be quite a successful year for her with one turning out to e a critics favourite, the other impressing the critics and audiences equally. Now, she has landed herself the role of a mother in Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ directed by Rohit Shetty.

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What’s interesting is Neena is 59 while Akshay, who’s going to play her son, is just 51. A mere gap of 8 years between the two. Talking about the same to Mumbai Mirror, Neena said, “This is an interesting role because it isn’t the stereotypical mother who asks his son about food, marriage etc., but has several dimensions. There is a new temperament to the mother, and you will get to see a very different dynamic between Akshay, Katrina and me. This is a new, sweet and interesting space that I am looking to explore. I am happy that more people will get to see my work. Rohit has made some amazing films which have been appreciated by the audience.” Well said, Neena.

Due to ‘Badhaai Ho’ Neena Gupta seems to have a got a new lease of life in the film industry. She even won a few awards for the same. “‘Badhaai Ho’ has given me a hit that I have wanted since I came into the industry 35-40 years ago. I have done many films before this, but not a lot of people saw my work.

‘Sooryavanshi’ went on floors today with Akshay playing the ATD chief Veer Sooryavanshi. Katrina plays his love interest and the duo is coming back onscreen after a really long time. As per reports on Mumbai Mirror, the cast will shoot for about 10-12 days in Mumbai now. Then, they will fly off to Bangkok, Thailand, where the introductory scene of Akshay will be shot. Once all of that is done, the unit will move into Ramoji Filmcity in Hyderabad. They will be shooting a chunk of the film there. Last, but not the least, they will be shooting in Rohit’s favourite place – Goa.

‘Sooryavanshi’ is set to hit theatres on Eid 2020.

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