Opinion | Neena Gupta: an appreciation4 min read 16 Sep 2020, 10:32 AM IST
Neena Gupta has always been an outstanding performer, from 'Mandi' and 'Saans' to the recent 'Panchayat' and 'Masaba Masaba'
The recent Netflix series Masaba Masaba—a thinly-veiled caricaturization of the life of fashion designer Masaba Gupta—has polarized viewers: There are those who consider it too superficial and childish, others who believe that playful lens (or Instagram filter) is the whole point. All differences in opinion, however, are brushed away whenever Masaba’s mother appears on screen, the great Neena Gupta effortlessly capturing her character’s skittishness, frustration and pent-up ambition. Playing a version of herself in a show that feels like a spoof, she nevertheless comes across as all too real. It’s rather special.