Neena Gupta has been a name to reckon with in Indian cinema, but there’s one particular thing she would want to change if she can go back in time. In a recent interview, she revealed that she would not have a child outside wedlock if she was given a chance. For the unversed, she is a single mother of her daughter and popular designer, Masaba Gupta. She was born when Neena was in a relationship with former West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards in the eighties.
Masaba was born when Neena Gupta was in a relationship with former West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards.
Neena said, “I would not have a child outside marriage. Every child needs both parents. I was always honest with Masaba, so it did not affect our relationship, but I know she suffered.”
शादी से बाहर मेरा बच्चा नहीं होगा। हर बच्चे को माता–पिता दोनों की जरूरत होती है। मैं मसाबा के साथ हमेशा ईमानदार रहा, इसलिए इससे हमारे रिश्ते पर कोई असर नहीं पड़ा, लेकिन मुझे पता है कि वह पीड़ित है।
Masaba keeps on sharing throwback pictures with father Vivian on their social media.
Masaba gives her mother fashion-related advice.
“Masaba has helped me break some taboos, like wearing off-white with white or sneakers with a fancy gown. She’s given me the confidence to carry off stuff, which looks nice. It’s important that you are not embarrassed when you try something new,” Neena said.
मसाबा ने मुझे कुछ वर्जनाओं को तोड़ने में मदद की है, जैसे सफेद या सफेद स्नीकर्स को फैंसी गाउन के साथ पहनना। उसने मुझे सामान उतारने का भरोसा दिया है, जो अच्छा लग रहा है। नीना ने कहा कि यह महत्वपूर्ण है कि जब आप कुछ नया करने की कोशिश करते हैं तो आप शर्मिंदा नहीं होते हैं।
Vivian Richards went on to marry Miriam while Neena decided to get married to chartered accountant Vivek Mehra. Her daughter Masaba married filmmaker Madhu Mantena in 2015. but they announced divorce in 2019 to which she said, “I just told her ‘soch lo’, then, I was respectful of her decision.”
मैंने उसे ‘सोच लो‘ कहा था, तब, मैं उसके फैसले का सम्मान कर रही थी।
Neena Gupta’s upcoming projects:
Neena Gupta will next be seen in Panga, headlined by Kangana Ranaut. She will also be seen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and will share screen space with Ayushmann Khurrana and Gajraj Rao. Her film directed by chef turned filmmaker Vikas Khanna, titled The Last Color, was listed in the feature films eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards in the Best Picture category.
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