Neena Gupta discouraged Masaba Gupta from acting, details revealed
If the love for film runs in the family, children of actors or filmmakers usually follow the parents' footsteps. Plenty of the present generation actors including Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and Arjun Kapoor are proof. However, there are a handful of exceptions who chose careers apart from acting. Senior actor Neena Gupta's daughter Masaba Gupta, although not an actor, is a very successful designer and also one of the youngest in the lot! We don't know if she ever wanted to try her hands in Bollywood, but the idea did not have her mother's approval.
In a recent conversation with Rajeev Masand, the actor revealed how she thought Masaba didn't have the right appearance to become a Bollywood actor. “I told her ‘If you want to be an actor then you go abroad. Jis tarah tumhara shakal hai, body hai, tumhe yahan Indian milieu mein bahot kam role milenge (The way you look, the way your body is, you will get very few roles in the Indian milieu) even if you become a good actor. So tumko woh heroine nahin milegi. Toh Hema Malini nahin banoge, Alia Bhatt nahin banoge (You will never become a heroine, you will never become Hema Malini, you will never become an Alia Bhatt)’."
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The fact that such demarcations are still made, is indeed sad. Having said that, the Indian cinema is undergoing a transformational time and hopefully, in the coming days, we shall get rid of all similar judgments!
Masaba, on the personal front, is also passing through a rough patch. She recently announced that she and husband Madhu Mantena were headed for an official divorce, after spending a few months on trial separation. The couple had tied the knot in June 2015 after nearly a year of seeing each other.