Most talented actresses and single mother Neena Gupta has given so many powerful performances on screen. But, her real-life performance as the strong independent woman is more impactful.
Being a single by choice Neena has experienced life from very close and never afraid to share her opinion as well as asking for work. As she was seen openly asking for work on Instagram. Well, here read what she has to say about these things.
She is happy in this face of life and she said, “I think past eight to nine months I have done 5 to 6 films, I have done a variety of roles and very interesting roles. So after my television, there was a gap of 10 years and then suddenly I am back and I am very happy the way I am back. Like I have done Mulk, Sandeep Pinky Farrar, Badhai Ho and Veere Di Wedding.”
Neena and Vivek Mehra got married in 2008 and regarding that, she said, "I had just got married and was in a very different space where I wanted to enjoy my married life; I enjoyed things which I had not done 20 years back. I never had time to go parlous, I did my facial just a few years back, I didn’t have time for things what woman do, I was only working. But when I got space, I spent some time with myself, family and raising Masaba, so I didn’t miss work, but now it was over."
"I wanted to work and so I put that Instagram post. People used to think that I have shifted to Delhi, my husband lives there, I posted this Instagram because once I had gone somewhere and someone asked me, "Arey, you are back in Mumbai", then I used to meet people on the street who used to say 'aap kaam kyun nahi karti, Saans jaisa kuch banaeye.' So that urge came back and now I want to work.”
For all the middle-aged women she emerged as an inspiration and she advises them too by saying, “Work is the most important thing in life, work is your, self-respect and self-esteem. I had lost my self-esteem and respect from everybody around when I had stopped working. Agree you do your duties of being a mother, wife, and daughter but never stop working. Without work there is no respect, so never stop working.” Such advice can only come from experience.
She bravely opens up about how society thinks the single woman is available and said, “Yes we are very very regressive. A single woman is available, a single woman has no respect, a single woman cannot do this, cannot do that. I feel if you want to live in this society you have to follow some rules. I had a tough time because I was single, men used to call me at their parties, now I am not called because I am married. Yes, I feel we are very regressive as a society. Some people may not like what I am saying, but I am saying this to all strong single woman out there."
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