In Masaba Masaba, you play yourself as a person and as a character. What was that like?
That was actually the hardest bit. The brief was that we are toeing the line between fiction and fact. If I’m too much myself, it wouldn’t be dramatic enough, and too much drama means I have to step back.‘‘
How monumental an influence is your mother [Neena Gupta] in your life?
I think we are all conditioned to behave and act like our parents. We consciously try to pick up their positive traits, and when we are old enough we understand which ones we shouldn’t. I am at that stage today where I have learned a lot from her mistakes. I deal with things differently because my understanding of the world is different from hers. I think the choices I have made are probably different, and even the ones in the future will be.
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