Neena Gupta dishes out her acting secrets, says she's grateful for new offers
- Neena Gupta will soon be seen in Dial 100
- She is grateful for all the roles coming her way
- Her upcoming film is releasing on August 6
Veteran actor Neena Gupta has been phenomenal during the second leg of her career in the film industry with acclaimed performances in films like "Mulk", "Badhaai Ho!", and web series "Panchayat". She comes with a promise for more in her journey ahead.
The 62-year-old actor will next be seen in her upcoming film "Dial 100", which according to her has given her an opportunity to do a role that is way different from her regular ones.
Directed by Rensil D'Silva, the film is a story of a police officer Nikhil Sood (Manoj Bajpayee), who receives a call on the police helpline from a distressed woman (Gupta), who wants to commit suicide. The call puts him in a difficult situation as the woman takes his wife (Sakshi Tanwar) and son hostage.
Neena Gupta has become a household name and there has been no dearth of good roles coming her way, which of course, makes her feel grateful.
"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 interview.
On being asked what attracted her to the role, she recalled how she found the plotline to be unique. Interestingly, she had turned down the project initially.
“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,” she said.
“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,” The National School of Drama graduate continued.
Sharing her acting mantra and secrets to some phenomenal performances, she added, "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."
Produced by Sony Pictures Films India and filmmaker Siddharth P Malhotra and Sapna Malhotra’s Alchemy Films, “Dial 100” will premiere on August 6 on ZEE5.