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Actors now have chance to pick up stuff that's 'hatke': Neena Gupta

Veteran actress Neena Gupta had no inhibition about portraying a nonagenarian in the upcoming film “SardarKa Grandson”. She says nowadays, just like filmmakers,

Neena Gupta

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 May 2021 4:58 AM GMT

Veteran actress Neena Gupta had no inhibition about portraying a nonagenarian in the upcoming film "SardarKa Grandson". She says nowadays, just like filmmakers, actors too have a chance to pick stuff that is "hatke" (unconventional).

Neena Gupta play Sardar a fiery old grandmother with a heart pf gold, who has a wish to see her home in Lahore. The 61-year-old brought tries bringing alive a 90-year-old with the aid of prosthetics for the perfect look.

Talking about actors now pushing the envelope and not shying away from portraying older characters, Neena told IANS: "It is because times have changed. and the way people are writing scripts — various kinds of scripts. The way actors are getting a variety of roles and the most important thing is that the audience is accepting it have also helped. It is a very encouraging thing."

She hopes that the audience likes her role in the film. "If people like me in this film, it will be such a great thing for me and I think there will be a lot of other actors who would also have the courage to do something like this. The first thing I said was 'I don't want to play such an old woman', but when I read the script I said 'I have to do it'," she said. IANS

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