Autobiography- Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta has always been somebody, whom I’ve adored in films and as Star Plus’ major drama queen. Well, those were the days of Saans, Siski, Pal Chhin. Mind you- no daily soaps were available, or even if they were- Ekta Kapoor was still missing from the frontline.
The cloud that surrounded Neena Gupta for being a bin biyahi maa (unmarried mother), and the emotional heavy duty storyline of her serials were all a matter of discussion.
Neena Gupta shares her life story in Sach Kahun Toh, very candidly. The book is easy to read, and gives you a major insight about her life. There is a description of her childhood, struggles, education, career switch. There are also mentions of her stereotyping, relationships, and her standing for things- which were not normal in the society. What I loved the most about the book are the titles, and lengths of the chapters. No incident, has been dragged too far. She begins and ends the stories ideally, and makes sure no one feels bored to read them.
Sach Kahun Toh is an engaging life story for those, who are interested in knowing more about the actor.
I firmly believe that the stronger a woman is, the easier a target she becomes for people (of course I mean this negatively). Maybe, because people know- she will bounce back stronger every time. Neena Gupta has a lingering innocence around her persona. And this childish instinct has made her career revive so beautifully with Badhai Ho! Neena Gupta’s life might not fall under the conventional brackets of society. But it definitely has that namak (salt) that makes Sach kahun Toh , worth a read.
The book is a celebration of Gupta’s life and decisions. Readers nowhere will feel the uneasiness and will never say, ‘Aap hai kamzor kadi, aap ja sakte hai, namaste!‘