India, Feb. 10 -- Taking to social media to ask for work, playing a pivotal part in a film on old-age pregnancy, at 59, and choosing single parenthood - Neena Gupta has always defied age and gender-based stereotypes. Draped in a blue saree, as she enjoys a plate full of desserts, she modestly says, "I won't call myself a trendsetter." Ask her about being a norm breaker and she shares, "I was lucky that I got a part in Badhaai Ho (2018). In showbiz, where people are scared to be honest, I'm a bit too much of that. But that's who I am. And I, often, bear the brunt for my honesty. Right now, a few people I know are teaching me to not be so honest (laughs)."

She reveals that contrary to people's perceptions about her, she's "quite a fearful pe...