Bollywood actress Neena Gupta is making headlines as she shares various anecdotes from her personal and professional life in her autobiography titled 'Sach Kahun Toh'. The book was written by the actress last year, and Kareena Kapoor Khan recently launched it.
In her book, Neena recalls the shooting of the popular song and dance number Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai, from the 1993 film Khal Nayak, when director Subhash Ghai demanded her to wear a ‘padded blouse.’ She wrote:
"When I first heard the song, I knew it was catchy. But when Subhash Ghai told me what my role would be, I wasn’t so keen any more. I liked the fact that my part was sung by my friend Ila Arun, with whom I had acted in many films. But I couldn’t do it.”
She shares how at first she was presented in a Gujarati outfit in front of Ghai, who had lashed out saying "kuch bharo (fill it up).” She was then made to wear a 'heavily padded bra' for the song sequence.
"They put me in a tribal Gujarati outfit and sent me to Subhash Ghai for approval. ‘No! No! No! No!’ he shouted. ‘Kuch bharo.’ I was so embarrassed. In my opinion, he was referring to my choli and stating that it needed to be filled. It wasn’t anything personal, I knew. He had visualised something . . . bigger for the rendition. I didn’t shoot that day. But the next day I was presented to him in a different outfit, with a bra that was heavily padded, and he seemed satisfied. Subhash Ghai was very particular about what he wanted, which was why he was such a good director."
Besides, Neena Gupta has also opened up about her struggles as a single mother, raising daughter Masaba Gupta alone and the various experiences she faced in her acting career.