Ruling the film and fashion fraternity alike, Masaba Gupta has managed to carve a niche for herself in the showbiz. The acclaimed designer, who made her acting debut with Netflix’s Masaba Masaba was recently seen acing another character in the OTT series, Modern Love: Mumbai.
In a recent interview with a leading daily, the designer opened up on her acting career and the roles that she wants to justify. Speaking of her new-found acting career, Masaba said, “My acting journey till now has been overwhelming because it has happened in a very unnatural way. When a lot of people make their debut, there’s a lot of fanfare around, they spend a lot of time taking care of their body, learning dance or training.”
The designer-actress wanted her acting career to be a real deal instead of being a vanity affair and doesn’t believe in going an extra mile to ‘look like an actor.’ “I have seen that when people are on set they keep looking for ways to validate their presence as an actor on a set. But I am just being myself. I am not taking any extra measures to make my skin look anything different from what it is. I am not taking any extra steps to make my body look smaller than what it is. I’m not trying to fit in any box. I am trying to do justice to the roles I get.
For Masaba, it was never about fitting into any box. Being an established designer as well, she has a business to run and wishes to focus on that as well. ““I am not trying to fit people’s idea of what I should be like if I’m an actor. And that’s my voice as an actor and from where I come from. I run a business so I don’t have the time to think of all the things, and the vanity that comes with the industry. I go back to my work very quickly,” she concluded.
(Source- Hindustan Times)