Subscription Subscription
Home > Entertainment News > Web Series News > Article > Neha Dhupia Was feeding my son in between shots

Neha Dhupia: Was feeding my son in between shots

Updated on: 29 September,2022 07:27 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Mohar Basu |

With Good Morning depicting how women juggle personal lives and work, Neha says film sets are becoming sensitive to working mothers

Neha Dhupia: Was feeding my son in between shots


In some ways, Neha Dhupia feels that 'Good Morning' mirrors her life. The Jyoti Kapur Das-directed short film revolves around Anagha, a mother of two, who juggles her personal life with a high-pressure job. “When I shot this film, I had just given birth [to son Guriq]. As a mom, sometimes, there is guilt about going to work. Becoming a mother makes you strong, but your kids become your weakness. That’s the emotion I took from my life to Anagha’s,” says Dhupia, who leads the Amazon Mini TV offering.

The on-screen depiction of working mothers is crucial, especially since women are unfortunately sidelined in professional spaces after they embrace motherhood. Dhupia says that mothers will identify with the protagonist. “We were mindful that when we show her in the workplace, she is powerful. Women have to strive harder to own their space. I worked through both my pregnancies. It’s important to underline and tell people that having a baby is our strength, not our weakness.”

Also Read: Here's what Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi do to keep the romance alive

Does she feel the film industry is empathetic to working mothers? “Some sets are accommodating. I told Guneet [Monga, producer] and Jyoti that my son is young, and I wouldn’t be able to come in for long hours. They were welcoming of my son. I had made a cot in my van. I was feeding him in between shots. Every three hours, I could go see him. Moving forward, I hope more makers are sensitive to working mothers.”

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Are you looking forward to Bigg Boss?

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK