Days after it was announced that Katrina Kaif has reunited with Akshay Kumar, his co-star of many films, for Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, the makers of the film has added yet another actor to its impressive star cast. Joining the cop-drama is veteran actor Neena Gupta, who has had quite an impressive second innings at the films. The actor had recently won best actress award critics for her movie “Badhai Ho”.
According to a report, the actor has come on board to play the role of Akshay Kumar’s mother in the film. Talking about the role, Gupta told the entertainment publication that while her role is of a mother, it’s not a typical mother, but has several layers to her. She also revealed that the film will see a different dynamic between Akshay, Katrina and her.
She has been quoted as saying, “This is an interesting role because it isn’t the stereotypical mother who asks his son about food, marriage etc., but has several dimensions. There is a new temperament to the mother, and you will get to see a very different dynamic between Akshay, Katrina and me. This is a new, sweet and interesting space that I am looking to explore.” Given that Sooryavanshi will be a full-fledged commercial film, Gupta shared that she’s happy that more people will now get to see her work.
The past few months have been quite busy yet fulfilling for Gupta. The actor, who won laurels for her performance in Amit Sharma’s Badhaai Ho, also starred in Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk alongside Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor and Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding, co-starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar in key roles. In a recent interaction with leading portal, Gupta opened up about the substantial roles coming her way. She’d said, “I could never have imagined that I would get the best actor award at my age for Badhaai Ho. I have been getting more offers for these kinds of films and not just films that have big star cast, action, but the other kind of stories that weren’t being made earlier. It’s a good sign.”