Rupali Ganguly’s successful television show Anupamaa is well-known, but few people are aware that Rupali’s father, Anil Ganguly, was a notable director in the 1970s, directing films such as Kora Kagaz and Tapasya, among others. Despite his success, they had to sell their house at some time in their lives.
Rupali recounted in a recent interview with Pinkvilla that her father was once working on a project with Dharmendra that was postponed. They were forced to sell their home, which was a difficult time for the family.
The actor from Sarabhai vs Sarabhai claimed that while the film industry is today more organized, things were chaotic back then. “At the time, it was more about the love of making movies than it was about the money.”
Making movies is now a legitimate industry; back then, it was lunacy. To make movies, people used to sell their homes. And if the movie fails, the mansion will be demolished. This is how it went down with us.”
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Rupali claimed that her father was recognized for producing high-quality films in a short amount of time. She claimed that Anil Kapoor, Rakhee, and Amrita Singh starred in the 1985 film Saaheb, which was made in 40 days. As the film with Dharmendra progressed, it became more difficult.
“My father had worked with Dharmendra in a film.” It had dragged on for three to four years. During that time, we suffered a great deal of loss. “However, as they say, what goes up must come down,” she reflected.
Rupali also discussed how becoming famous for Anupamaa helped her discover self-love throughout the interview. “As an individual, it has given me so much.” It has given me hope that I might be a good actress. Not that I didn’t like myself, but I didn’t love myself. There is a sense of self-worth (now). “There’s a feeling that maybe I know what I’m doing,” she remarked.
Anupamaa – Namaste America, the prequel to Anupamaa, will premiere on Hotstar on April 25.