Neena Gupta reveals how husband Vivek Mehra reacted after watching her Sardar Ka Grandson look

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Neena Gupta is an actress par excellence. The veteran actress’ latest film Sardar Ka Grandson released today. In this Kaashvie Nair directorial, the 61-year-old actress is seen playing the role of a 90-year-old grandmother of Arjun Kapoor. Obviously, a lot of prosthetic make-up was used to make her look like a 90-year-old. In a recent interview, Neena revealed how her husband Vivek Mehra reacted to her Sardar Ka Grandson look. Read on to know what he said.

Neena Gupta was last seen playing herself in the web series Masaba Masaba. In 2020, she also featured in the hit comedy, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. It comes as a pleasant surprise to see her essay the role of a 90-year-old in Sardar Ka Grandson.

 

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In an interview with News18, the actress revealed that she had initially rejected the role offered to her. However, after hearing the narration she gave the green signal to the film. Revealing about her husband’s reaction to her look, Neena told the portal, “I had forgotten that I am playing an older (role). My husband once said, ‘arre,’ I showed him the picture, he said, ‘Arre, kya ho gaya teri shakal ko? (What happened to your face?)’ Maine kaha (I said), ‘Well, I’m an actor.'”

 

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Neena also shared that she had asked the director why she isn’t casting a 90-year-old in the film instead. Revealing her director’s explanation the actress said, “I didn’t think of 90 or 60, I just asked her one thing—why don’t you take an older person for this role? She (director Kaashvie Nair) said that a real 90-year-old person wouldn’t be able to shoot for long hours. We used to shoot 15-16 hours in cold weather.” Neena called Sardar Ka Grandson the toughest role of her career. 

Also starring Rakul Preet Singh, Sardar Ka Grandson is streaming now on Netflix.

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