When David Dhawan shouted at Neena Gupta for asking a line as a beggar in Eena Meena Deeka

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Neena Gupta has always enthralled the audience with her terrific performance in television shows as well as Hindi films. Over the last few years, the veteran actress has hit the ball out of the park with her second innings in the film industry. The Badhaai Ho actress recently launched her autobiography titled Sach Kahun Toh. As expected, Neena has shared her experience in the film industry over the last few decades. From being given negligible roles in film, despite having won a National award, to being treated poorly on the sets by directors, Neena has shared it all.

Recalling one such incident from her career, Neena revealed how on the sets of Eena Meena Deeka, director David Dhawan had shouted at her in front of everyone when she requested him for a line in the film.

For the unversed, despite having won a National Award, Neena Gupta played a small role of a beggar in David Dhawan’s Eena Meena Deeka (1994) starring Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna. Neena played the role of bhikharan (beggar). Unlike others, she didn’t have any line in the scene. And when she requested David to give her at least one line, the director shouted at her in front of the whole cast and crew. As mentioned in Neena’s autobiography, the director lashing at her said, “Who do you think you are asking me something like that? What lines do you want to say?” 

 

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Sharing more details of that unpleasant and embarrassing incident, Neena told Film Companion, “I started crying when he said that and a whole lot of actors were there, and I felt very bad. Juhi Chawla was there and she took me inside and said, ‘Don’t worry, I have also cried many times when I started out.’ And then she explained that David is in a very tough situation, he has too much stress, and this and that. But my thing is, I always have this amazing capability of moving on. I used to pray so many times to God, ‘Hey bhagwaan, yeh film release na ho (God, let this film not release).’”

On the work front, Neena was last seen in Netflix’s Sardar Ka Grandson. She will be next seen in 83, Dial 100 and Gwalior.

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