“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,” Neena Gupta said.
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Neena Gupta’s book ‘Sach Kahun Toh: An Autobiography’ has hit the stands and audiences are loving the taste of all the juicy bits that the actress has shared in it.
In one of the chapters in the book, Neena recalled shooting for the famous song and dance number ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’, also starring Madhuri Dixit Nene, from the 1993 film ‘Khal Nayak’ directed by Subhash Ghai.
In an excerpt of the book, Neena revealed how director Subhash Ghai demanded her to wear a ‘padded blouse’ for the song sequence, making her feel embarrassed, Zee News reported.
Speaking about the incident, Neena 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 anymore. 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.”
Neena further added, “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.”
Meanwhile, Neena’s autobiography was launched by Kareena Kapoor Khan on Monday. In the book, the actor opened up about both her personal and professional struggles and shared fascinating anecdotes from her well-lived life.