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The relationship between a mother and daughter is very special. They argue with each other, have differences of opinion but still for a daughter, her mother is her first best friend. She is her daughter’s only constant and someone who stands by her even when the entire world turns their back against her. And it is the mother, who misses her daughter the most when she is married and leaves the house. Such is the pious relationship shared by a mother and a daughter, and a similar bond is shared between the very talented actress, Neena Gupta with her daughter, Masaba Gupta. (Also Read: Arti Singh's Birthday Wish For Brother, Krishna Abhishek Is All About Love, Shares A Lovely Picture)
Neena Gupta’s life was never a bed of roses. She is somebody, who has always been ahead of her times. From her wedding with Shaarangdev, son of classical vocalist, Pandit Jasraj being called off, to falling in love for an already married man, Neena ji’s life has always been a roller-coaster ride. She is an inspiration to many women with her liberal thoughts and is a perfect exemplar of women empowerment. Neena ji shares an adorable bond with her daughter-cum-fashion designer, Masaba Gupta, and often gives a glimpse of the mother-daughter bond.
On May 29, 2020, Neena Gupta shared a picture with her daughter, Masaba Gupta from one of her archives with the caption that can be read as “Missing my baby.” However, Neena ji forgot to crop the words, ‘View Insights’ and ‘Promote’ from the picture. And it was Masaba’s reaction to the picture that was unmissable. She commented, “Miss you too Mummy par screenshot toh crop kar lo.” Not just this, realising her mistake, Neena ji replied back, “@masabagupta sorry baby still learning.”
Neena, who has brilliantly raised her daughter, the ace fashion designer, Masaba Gupta is an inspiration to all the single mothers. In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Neena had talked about her regret of having a child out of wedlock. She had stated, “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.” (Also Read: Irrfan Khan's Wife, Sutapa Sikdar Hopes To Reunite With Him On His One-Month Death Anniversary)
In an interview with film critic, Rajeev Masand, Neena Gupta had spoken candidly about her daughter, Masaba. Commenting on her choice of depriving Masaba of her father and a normal family, Neena Gupta had stated it was selfish on her part. She was quoted as saying, "Very much. All the time. I feel it was a very selfish act on my part. Some of my friends told me it won’t be fair on part of the child, but kaun sunnta hai uss waqat, blind hotey hain (who listens at that age, people are blind). I also feel sad because she was lonely. I wish I had another child but circumstances weren’t like that)."
Neena ji had also shared that she had advised her daughter, Masaba Gupta against choosing an acting career in Bollywood. She had told Masaba that she could never be a Hema Malini or an Alia Bhatt in this country with her looks and complexion. Nena ji had retorted, "I told her ‘If you want to be an actor then you go abroad. Jis tarah tumhara shakal hai, body hai, tumhe yahan Indian milieu mein bahot kam role milenge (The way you look, the way your body is, you will get very few roles in the Indian milieu) even if you become a good actor. So tumko woh heroine nahin milegi. Toh Hema Malini nahin banoge, Alia Bhatt nahin banoge (You will never become a heroine, you will never become Hema Malini, you will never become an Alia Bhatt)’ (sic)." (Also Read: Sonam Kapoor Twins In Black With Her Darling Hubby, Anand Ahuja, Shares A Cute Picture)
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