True measure of success is in attitude towards work, proves Neena Gupta

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| July 29 , 2017 , 18:43 IST

A seasoned actor from a time when meaningful Hindi TV series were produced and viewed, Neena Gupta has certainly turned the tables for those in the Bollywood film fraternity believing in genetics, eugenics and nepotism.

While the recent hullabaloo on nepotism in Bollywood has witnessed divided thoughts not only in the Hindi film industry but outside as well, here is a woman of substance who has proved that there is no shame in asking for work even if you are a national award winning senior actress with career-defining roles and oodles of talent.

Gupta’s post on Instagram reiterates her humility:


I live in mubai and working am a good actor looking fr good parts to play

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Inspiring as it is, even her own daughter, Masaba Gupta who has an established career as a Fashion Designer could not be more proud of her lineage as she further posted an advice from her mother:

“She told me I must always work...no matter what...it keeps you from getting old...she told me they don’t write for women her age anymore...I don’t think anyone can replicate what she did for TV anymore...she complains that she can’t do PR...but says ‘I do good work, that’s my PR.”

Here is Masaba’s complete post on Instagram:


Just the other day I was telling someone .. how I am never afraid/ shy to ask for work. Its obviously genetic. My mother put up this post on her instagram today. I mean,my 62yr old national award winning mother. She told me I must always work .. no matter what .. it keeps you from getting old...she told me they don't write for women her age anymore ... I don't think anyone can replicate what she did for TV anymore.. she complains that she can't do PR .. but says 'I do good work,that's my PR'.. time and again we've spoken about how whatever she asks for ... in due time ,she gets... But that's the magic of a pure heart. The universe just can't refuse you... the only advice I have the guts to give her is.. don't work with anyone who won't respect you ,at this age , that's the bare minimum & it's a strange strange industry she's in... the advice she gives me in return is..'whatever you do,free ka PR mat khaana,your only someone's kid/wife/niece/sister for this long. Prove yourself. WORK. Walk the talk & fly ♥️????♥️ @neena_gupta #neenaji

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We may not know if Neena Gupta’s upfront and humble attitude towards work has been able to change the overbearing phenomenon and beliefs regarding nepotism in Bollywood, but Priyanka Chopra has joined Masaba Gupta in the bandwagon of those inspired by the trendsetter who has given a fresh perspective to the age-old proverb, “Work is Worship.”

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