Neena Gupta to play Kalki Koechlin's mother in Pushan Kripalani's British-American project 'Goldfish'


Neena Gupta and Kalki Koechlin are all set to share screen space for the first time in director Pushan Kripalani's British-American project titled Goldfish. Having enjoyed her earlier collaboration with Kripalani on The Threshold (2015), Neena feels giving her nod to his next was a no-brainer.

"When he came to me with this script, I was excited as well as nervous, as it's a challenging role. Pushan gives complete creative freedom to his actors," said Neena, who plays Koechlin's mom in the mother-daughter drama.


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Set in London, the film revolves around Koechlin's character who returns home to her estranged mother, who is showing early signs of dementia. The two women rediscover their relationship in this story of memories, mental health and identity.

Kalki said Kripalani's first film had impacted her deeply. "Neenaji is an amazing actor. Also, I have worked closely with Arghya [Lahiri], who has co-written the script, during my theatre days. So it'll be a happy union of people from different walks of life," said the actor. The drama is expected to go on floors in the UK early next year.