Veteran actor Neena Gupta recently spoke up about her envy towards younger actors Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra after their appearances at this year’s Met Gala. In an interview, Gupta said, “I wish we also had the same kind of exposure. I think about it every passing minute. I feel envious every second. I wonder what if I was a young actor in this day and age! I could have achieved so much more.” Gupta, who has starred in numerous acclaimed films, added that she feels grateful for the work that still comes her way, but admits to feeling jealous when she sees younger actors donning glamorous gowns and walking the red carpet.
Bhatt made her Met Gala debut this year, while Chopra made her fourth appearance at the annual fashion event. Other Indian attendees included Isha Ambani, Natasha Poonawalla, and Diya Mehta Jatia. Gupta, who has recently appeared in films like Panga and Badhaai Ho, as well as web series Panchayat and Masaba Masaba 2, expressed her desire to have the same level of exposure and opportunities as the younger generation of actors.
Gupta’s candid comments have sparked a conversation about ageism in Bollywood and the challenges faced by veteran actors. Despite her envy, Gupta remains grateful for the work that comes her way and continues to impress audiences with her performances.