Neena Gupta and Gajaraj Rao are appearing as special guests on Amitabh Bachchan hosted show KBC 13. The promos of Shaandaar Shukravaar are released by the makers. From the promos, it appears that the episode is going to be quite entertaining.
On KBC 13, Neena Gupta talks about how she bagged a role in Badhai Ho. The actress disclosed that she appeared wearing a house help’s clothes to get the role. Although Neena loved the script of ‘Badhaai Ho’ from the first reading, she never got a callback.
However, 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 some time. 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 that 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,” she says.
Neena Gupta discloses on KBC 13 wearing house help’s salwar for the role
Neena, who will appear as a special guest, further says: “Then I got the kameez, but didn’t have the salwar, the normal salwar. I was wondering what to do? I then wore my house cook’s salwar because it was a normal and simple white color salwar. I went to Amit Sharma’s office, wearing my chunni and salwar kameez. I told him, ‘Sir am I looking alright, I am wearing my house help’s salwar. Amit Sharma looked quite impressed by me.”
Not only that, the actress also reveals the real reason behind not being chosen in one go. She shares: “I then got to know later that when everyone would sit, and talk, Ayushmann Khurrana felt that I should not play the part because I don’t look like a mom. He said, ‘She’s too hot!’ He didn’t get the ‘Mummy’ feeling looking at me.
“Someone then told Amit, that I had done a short film with Jackie Shroff called, ‘Khujli’, a 15-minute short. In that, I had an almost similar attire. He watched that, then showed it to Ayushmann and everyone else. That is how I was locked into the role.”
KBC 13 airs on Sony Entertainment Television.