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Actress, Neena Gupta had always been ahead of her time and an inspiration to many. At a time when extra-marital affairs were a taboo subject, Neena went ahead and gave birth to Masaba Gupta, out of wedlock. Neena had an affair with an already married West Indies cricket team captain, Vivian Richards and didn’t think twice before giving birth to their child.
Neena Gupta’s daughter, Masaba Gupta is one of the most renowned fashion designers. Apart from being a leading designer, Masaba is also a businesswoman. Talking about her personal life, Masaba Gupta was earlier married to producer, Madhu Mantena in a court marriage in 2015. However, things did not last long. The couple had decided to go for a trial separation in 2018 and was granted divorce in March 2020.
Masaba Gupta has a range of cosmetics to her name, and she recently launched a beauty brand with the name ‘LoveChild’. The brand is quite special to Masaba as the term, ‘LoveChild’ has often been used to address the stunning designer. The LoveChild of Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards, as often described by the word, shared the inspiration behind the brand. In a video shared on the Instagram page of LoveChild, Masaba stated:
“For a major part of my life, the term love child has been leading the narrative irrespective of who I was or what I had achieved. While I never understood why it was such a huge part of my introduction, I decided to own it and build a positive and wholesome feeling around the term.”
Neena, who has brilliantly raised her daughter, Masaba is an inspiration to all single mothers. In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Neena had talked about her regret of having a child out of wedlock. She had revealed:
“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.”
Masaba had made her acting debut in the Netflix series, Masaba Masaba in 2020, where she was seen along with her mother, Neena Gupta. The show is back with its second season, and netizens are praising Masaba’s acting chops. In an interview with Mid-Day, Neena Gupta had shared her experience of working with Masaba in the series over two seasons. Talking about the same, Neena had shared:
"When I saw the first season, I was surprised. I am Masaba’s biggest critic. She gets upset because I always criticise her, but that's the role of a mother. But, I was so impressed with her work that I said sorry to her for not letting her act. She has a lot of potential as an actor."
More power to you Masaba!
Veteran actress, Neena Gupta is known for her unfiltered comments and strong personality. The actress has always lived her life on her own terms and is well-known for breaking stereotypes. For instance, when infidelity was a taboo in society, Neena raised her daughter, Masaba as a single mother. For the unversed, MasabaRead More