From time to time, Neena Gupta has demonstrated that age is just a number. However, she as of late spoke about her struggle to find co-stars opposite her. Opening up about sexism and ageism, she said that numerous male actors want to work with ‘younger actresses’ and not her.
At the point when asked about her thoughts of ageism and sexism, the 63-year-old actress told GOODTiMES, “There are 2-3 projects where I asked the director who is opposite me, but he said ‘you suggest someday.’ I said, ‘This is the most difficult thing’ because mere sath koi milta hi nahi hain (It’s difficult to find anyone to work with me).” She added that she wants to thank Ram Kapoor for taking up the role opposite her regardless of being younger than her.
“Koi kaam nahi karne ko ready hai (No one wants to work with me). Most of them want to work with younger actresses, although I might look younger than them. Our society is not changed. You and I are a minority. We live in a patriarchal society and it will remain like this,” she added alluding to women in the society.
Back in 2017, Neena Gupta left everybody surprised when she took to Twitter and shared that, “she is a good actor, living in Mumbai and looking for good parts to play.” Her post was met with a lot of appreciation and support for putting herself out for work.