Neena Gupta reveals the reason why she wrote her autobiography
- Amitabh Bachchan welcomed 'Badhaai Ho' actors Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta as the special guests for KBC
- Gajraj Rao shared that for him it was a feeling of nervousness and excitement
- Amitabh Bachchan then talks to Neena about why she decided to come up with her autobiography
The latest episode of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13' saw host Amitabh Bachchan welcoming 'Badhaai Ho' actors Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta as the special guests for the night. As they take on the hot seat, Neena Gupta reveals that Gajraj Rao was very anxious and nervous about coming on the show and called her twice to discuss the same.
Big B then chats with Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta about how they bagged the roles in Badhaai Ho.
Gajraj Rao shared that for him it was a feeling of nervousness and excitement because prior to 'Badhaai Ho', he had never got such a big project. He had a chat with the director of the film and asked him why he isn't casting a big actor for the film and in return he said, "Sir aap hai humare liye bade actor hai. I am thankful he considered me for the role."
The iconic actress, Neena Gupta will be seen talking about how she had loved the script of 'Badhaai Ho' from the first reading, but never got a call back. She then revealed that things changed when she was called to visit the director of the film, Amit Sharma in his office, “Amit called me to his office after a week and ten days. When I went there, I asked his assistant, ‘What should I wear so that he thinks I fit into the character?’ I was told that the character is from a middle-class family so I should wear a salwar kameez. I had some stylish salwar kameez but here, I had to wear normal salwar kameez.
"Then I got the kameez, but didn’t have the salwar… the normal salwar. I was wondering what I should do? I then wore my house cook’s salwar because it was a normal and simple white colour salwar. I went there (To Amit Sharma’s office), wearing my chunni and salwar kameez and I told him, “Sir am I looking alright, I am wearing my house help’s salwar.” He looked quite impressed by me.
Amitabh Bachchan then talks to Neena about why she decided to come up with her autobiography. Neeena tells him, one of the main reasons behind the book is that her parents and close family members have passed away and had they been alive she would never write.
Also, during the lockdown she was at her house in the hills and as she had a lot of time she could complete it. She realised that she could write the book because from the moment she has arrived in Mumbai, only shameful, wrong, derogatory things have been written. I felt it was the right time to show them 'who I was'. "Ab mujhe laga bata doon saalon dekhlo ye hoon main''. She also apologised for using the cuss word.
Big B then played a video message by Neena's daughter and famous designer Masaba Gupta wherein she goes on to talk about her mother's struggle. She reveals how her mother worked at the cafe of Prithvi theater for a few years to survive in the city. She praised her mother for defying all the odds, breaking the glass ceiling. Neena Gupta gets emotional.