KBC 13: Neena Gupta was deemed ‘too hot’ by Ayushmann Khurrana to play his mother in Badhaai Ho

Kaun Banega Crorepati 13’s final week is shaping up to be a star-studded treat for fans. Following Ayushmann Khurrana, Vaani Kapoor, Maniesh Paul, Badshah, Neha Kakkar, and Sony TV bahus, host Amitabh Bachchan will now be joined on the couch by Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta. The senior actors, who defied stereotypes as expecting parents in Badhaai Ho, will be seen discussing their film careers.

During the shoot, Neena Gupta revealed to Big B how she auditioned for Badhaai Ho while dressed as a housemaid. She revealed that she fell in love with the script of the film during the first reading but did not hear from the producers for a long time. After a while, she was abruptly summoned to meet the director, Amit Sharma, for the audition. When she asked what she should wear, the assistant director suggested a simple salwar-kameez, as the character was a middle-class housewife.

“I had some stylish salwar kameez but here I had to wear a normal one. I somehow managed the top but did not have the salwar. While I was still pondering what I should do, I borrowed a white salwar from my cook and went ahead for the audition. The team seemed quite impressed with the look I managed to curate,” Neena Gupta had said.

However, that was not the only issue for the actor as many in the production team, even Ayushmann Khurrana, felt she wasn’t fit for the part. Neena let out that Ayushmann felt she was ‘too hot’ to play a mother. However, somebody in the production got the director to watch her short movie Khujli, where she plays a similar role. “That’s when they got convinced and signed me for the part,” she concludes