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Neena Gupta Reveals Her Acting Secrets, Says She’s Grateful For New Roles

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Neena Gupta-(Photo: @neena_gupta/Instagram)

Mumbai: Veteran actor Neena Gupta is on a roll in her second innings in the film industry with acclaimed performances in movies like Mulk, Badhaai Ho! and web series Panchayat, and hopes she continues to get good roles in the journey ahead.

The actor, who will next be seen in Dial 100, says the upcoming crime thriller gave her an opportunity to play an interesting role.

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Gupta said she is “grateful” for all the roles coming her way.

“I am very grateful that I am getting such nice parts. I am shooting for this film called Shiv Shastri Balboa with Anupam Kher and again, I have a very different role. I also have the second season of Panchayat, Masaba Masaba and a film on organ donation, where I play the main part. I have a lot of good offers but I am still very greedy,” the National Award winner told PTI in an email interview.

The intriguing plotline and her role attracted her to Dial 100, though she had initially turned down the project.

“The casting agent had told me that it is a revenge kind of a role, so I had said no because I don’t do negative roles. Then I spoke to the producer and he told me about my role. It was very different from what I have done so far, that’s why I said yes to it.”

“An actor often does different kinds of roles, not necessary that whatever role you do you have gone through that emotion or phase. I have done a mother’s part when I was not a mother. So when I was giving my first shot I asked Rensil if I can do it this way or that way, he suggested this particular sur (tone) and I followed that throughout the film,” she said.

Gupta also dished out some secrets about her acting process. “My funda is very clear, you mean your lines, listen to your co-actor’s lines and that is the crux of everything. You need to be focused, concentrate and your body language is also very important. If I can do all these things with complete focus, then the work is done,” she explained.

(With inputs from PTI)

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