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In the 1980s, Neena Gupta had met West Indian cricketer, Vivian Richards in Mumbai and had fallen head-over-heels in love with him. However, both Neena and Vivian knew that a wedding between them wasn't possible because he was already a married man. Despite this, the two had continued their relationship for some years. However, when Neena had discovered that she was pregnant, the actress had taken the courageous decision to give birth to her child as a single mother and had named her Masaba Gupta.
Fast forward to today, Masaba Gupta is one of the leading fashion designers in the country and also has her own label by the name, House Of Masaba. The super-talented designer is in the headlines after she opened up about her life's biggest regret, and it includes her dearest daddy, Vivian Richards.
On December 23, 2021, Masaba Gupta took to her Instagram stories and shared an old picture of her father, Vivian Richards, from his playing days. Along with the picture, Masaba penned a sweet note atop it in which he talked about her life's greatest regret, and it involved her cricketer dad and the famous 1983 World Cup. In her note, Masaba revealed that she was born six years after the 1983 World Cup, which is why she couldn't witness the iconic moment with her country on one side and her father on the other side. Masaba also shows her excitement to watch her mother, Neena Gupta, in the film, '83, based on the 1983 World Cup. Her note can be read as:
"My greatest regret in life is not ever watching my dad play in a stadium--I was way too young. I always say I was born 6 years too late. I didn't get to watch this iconic match with my dad on one side and my country on the other. #83TheFilm trailer is giving me goosebumps and I cannot wait to return to the theatre to watch it. So amazing that my mum is a part of it too. It's like coming full circle @neenagupta all the best @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @ranveersingh and everyone else who put their heart into it."
On March 12, 2021, Masaba Gupta had taken to her IG handle and had dropped some throwback pictures from her memory lane. In the first picture, Masaba could be seen in her mother, Neena Gupta's lap while her dad, Vivian Richards, was sitting beside her. In the picture, while on one side, Neena had looked stunning in a white saree with a red border, red bindi and open hair. On the side, Vivian was seen dressed in a t-shirt and shorts. Another photo was a monochrome that had featured two unknown people. Masaba had captioned the pictures as:
"My world. My blood."
In 2018, when Vivian Richards had turned 66, Masaba Gupta had jetted off to meet him with her mother, Neena Gupta. Sharing an adorable picture from her visit and wishing her daddy on his 66th birthday, Masaba had written an emotional note along with a priceless family picture. Her note could be read as:
"It's been a bit astonishing, how short life can be .. which is why I dropped every single 'important' thing I was doing to come surprise my dad on his birthday today and even had an impromptu family reunion. Missing the husband, though. Happy birthday, dad - I'm really trying to make this emotional, but you're 66 now and still can't send a whatsapp and think a smartphone is the devil incarnate."
On the professional front, Masaba Gupta will be next seen in the second season of her web series, Masaba Masaba.
Masaba Gupta is one of the leading fashion designers in India, and yet that does not make her immune to online trolling and abuses. From being called a 'bastard child' to people questioning her legitimacy, life has not been a bed of roses for Masaba. Now, in a recent mediaRead More