Neena Gupta recalls 'traumatic' incident where burning man charged towards her and baby Masaba: 'Behen madad karo'

  • Neena Gupta during the launch event of her autobiography told Kareena Kapoor a 'traumatic' story about how she and Masaba Gupta 'saved' each other's lives once upon a time.
Neena Gupta poses with Masaba Gupta.
Neena Gupta poses with Masaba Gupta.
Published on Jun 15, 2021 07:06 AM IST
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Kareena Kapoor Khan on Monday launched actor Neena Gupta's autobiography. Neena said that she was convinced that only Kareena should launch the book, titled Sach Kahun Toh, as she feels that both as an actor and a mother, Kareena is an 'inspiration'.

Kareena Kapoor highlighted a story from the book, in which Neena Gupta said that she and Masaba saved each other's lives during the shoot of Tipu Sultan.

Elaborating on the story, Neena said, "It was a very traumatic experience. So they were doing my wedding scene in the series, Masaba was one-and-a-half years old. We were in a one-room flat. That day Masaba had a little fever. I didn't take her to the makeup room because the walls were wet. I just wanted her to be within sight."

She continued, "I sent the car back, and I brought her at lunch to the studio. I used to wait for the pack-up because I was feeding her also at that time. After some time, they extended the shooting. I quietly sneaked out to go to her and feed her and come back. I reached my room, I picked up Masaba, and I heard a blast. I came out, and after a few seconds, I saw a light man, coming towards me, and all fire on him. Then I came to know that if the first layer burns down, you don't feel pain. He was coming to me and I was looking at him. He said 'behen meri madad karo (sister, help me)'. I still remember what I said. I said, 'Main kaise madad karun, mere haath mein bachcha hai (how can I help you, I have a child in my arms).' That's what came out of my mouth. And they took me to the main building."

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Neena said that she wouldn't have gone back to the makeup room had it not been for Masaba. She concluded the chat by expressing her gratitude for all the success that she's had.

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