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    21 Times Neena Gupta Proved That We Didn't Deserve Her

    Neena Gupta is who I wanna be when I grow up!

    1. When she wrote, directed, AND acted in Saans, an incredibly realistic and progressive show centred around Indian women, way back in 1998!

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    The show truly was a breath of fresh air.

    2. When she had no qualms about accepting that she made a mistake by falling in love with a married man and warned women against doing the same.

    3. When she hosted Kamzor Kadii Kaun? β€” the Indian version of The Weakest Link? β€” she was criticised for being "cold" and "rude" when it was supposed to be the very format of the show!

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    4. But she took it all in her stride with all the grace and aplomb in the world.

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    5. When she had no inhibitions about asking for work and set an example by doing so.

    6. Which led her to landing fantastic roles in movies like Mulk, Badhaai Ho, and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.

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    7. In fact, she ended up winning a well-deserved Filmfare Award for her portrayal of Babli Kaushik, a pregnant middle-aged woman, in Badhaai Ho.

    8. When she was proud to be a single mother and had no time for bullshit.

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    9. While also shedding light upon how strong and brave women are perceived by the society.

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    10. When she plugged her own (remarkable) show to offer women a piece of advice about warding off pestering relatives.

    11. When she spoke the truth and nothing else but the truth...

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    12. ...and made us all say, "PREACH".

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    13. When she set the perfect precedent for good parenting.

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    14. When she called out ageism in the industry in a single tweet.

    Yes i was just thinking about this hamari umar ke role toe kamsekam humse kara lo bhai https://t.co/6Fmrxn0HbE

    Twitter: @Neenagupta001

    15. While also delivering this piece of sass.

    Rajeev meri film bhi toe hit huee hai ya main budhi hun isliye nahin bulaya 😊😊😊😊😊 https://t.co/YcGHSevTwo

    16. When she proved that she'd always be the funniest woman in every room.

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    17. And a total trailblazer!

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    BRB asking my parents to enrol at the Neena Gupta Academy of Fabulousness.

    18. When she was the queen of self-awareness.

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    19. I mean...what is this level of mindfulness?

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    20. When she looked like an absolute Goddess and had us mere mortals questioning our entire existence.

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    21. Allow Neena Gupta to explain, in her own words, how we feel about her.

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