By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
Veteran actor, Neena Gupta is not just known for her amazing acting skills, but also for her bold life choices, which she had made in the past. Neena Gupta has always been vocal about being a single mother before marriage in the '90s and then finding the right partner in 2008 in Vivek Mehra. Recently, Neena Gupta opened up on living with her husband, Vivek Mehra for the first time as 'husband and wife' in lockdown 2020.
For those who don't know, Neena Gupta and Vivek Mehra had met each other on a flight from London to Mumbai. They had tied the knot on July 15, 2008, in a private ceremony in the United States. Since then, they have been living their 'happily ever after' in a long-distance wedding.
Recently, in an interview with Film Companion, Neena revealed that she had stayed with her husband, Vivek Mehra during the lockdown for six months last year. The actress shared that she lives in Mumbai and Vivek lives in Delhi, and during the lockdown 2020, they had lived as husband and wife for the first time.
Neena further added that she used to communicate with Vivek, who is a chartered accountant by profession, in sign language as he was always busy with work calls. She also revealed that the lesson she has learnt as a wife is to have a life of her own.
Neena Gupta also stated, "Initially, I used to crib, ‘Arre, we are together, but I hardly see you. You are always on the phone, I can’t talk to you.’ But now he says, ‘Arre, you are so busy! You are always on a call.’ And I am very happy like that, so I have learnt that I have to be busy myself. I read or do whatever. I cannot depend on him for my happiness or time to share. I call up my girlfriends and I talk to them. This first lockdown has changed a lot for me."
For the uninitiated, it was in the '90s, when Neena Gupta was head-over-heels in love with already married man and West Indies cricket captain, Vivian Richard. Everyone knew about Neena and Vivian's love affair, which had brewed during a party, where they had first met. The two even had a love child, whom Neena raised on her. Yes, we are talking about none other than the ace designer, Masaba Gupta.
Well, Neena Gupta is truly an inspiration as she has been living her life on her own terms!