Gupta, who was last seen portraying Kangana Ranaut’s mother in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s sports biopic, Panga is set to once again essay the role of a sport star's mother in 83. The actress will be seen portraying Singh's mother in Kabir Khan's Kapil Dev biopic.
Neena Gupta prepped for the role by meeting Kapil Dev’s family and establishing the dynamic that his mother had with the entire family. She revealed that when she went for the shoot, Kapil’s daughter Amiya was present on the set. Neena asked her about her grandmother and the dynamic she had with everyone. She revealed that from what she understood about Kapil’s mother was that she was a strong-willed woman with a dominating personality. And that is what Neena put to use.