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The moment a woman embraces motherhood, her life takes a complete U-turn. From taking care of her health to dealing with all the problems that come with pregnancy, she takes everything with a smile on her face. She waits restlessly throughout the 9 months when to finally get a glimpse of her child, and hold him/her close to her heart. And finally, when she does, all the pains she had taken feel worth it. Bollywood veteran, Neena Gupta is one such mother, who single-handedly raised her daughter, Masaba Gupta. (Also Read: Amrita Rao And Anmol Become Parents And Welcome Their First Child, Farah Khan Congratulates Couple)
Neena Gupta is a woman ahead of her times and a true inspiration to many. In the 80s, when having an extramarital affair was a taboo, Neena ji had fallen in love with West Indies cricket team captain, Vivian Richards, who was already a married man. Not only was she head-over-heels in love with him but had also given birth to his daughter, Masaba Gupta out of wedlock. From managing a steady professional front to raising Masaba as a single mother, Neena ji has inspired many women with her liberal thoughts.
Counted amongst one of the finest fashion designers in India, Masaba Gupta is known for her unconventional prints and feminine drapes. She was named as one of the “Ten Best Indian fashion designers” by style magazine, Culture Trip. In 2020, Masaba had made her acting debut and had starred in the Netflix series, Masaba Masaba with none other than her mother, Neena Gupta. On November 2, 2020, Masaba turned 31, and Neena ji shared an adorable wish for her. Neena ji took to her IG handle and shared a throwback picture with Masaba, in which, the doting daughter cuddled her mommy. Along with the picture, Neena ji wrote, “Happy birthday my child.”
In 2015, Masaba Gupta had gotten married to producer, Madhu Mantena, and in March 2019, the duo had gotten divorced due to reasons best known to them. The duo had released an official statement, confirming their divorce which could be read as “After much thought and consideration, we have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. We have decided to move forward separately and get divorced. We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own choices. We would appreciate if we are given our privacy at this time.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Shares A Super Cute Picture On His Brother, Ishaan Khatter's Birthday)
In an interaction with Rajeev Masand for his chat show, Women We Love, Neena ji had talked about her daughter’s divorce and had stated, “Like a normal mother, I said don't take any decision in a rush. Think about it because me and my husband both loved Madhu and still love him. He's a very nice man and we still love him. But... nahi bana toh nahi bana...Humne bola socho isko, aisa nahi hai ki immediate decision liya, they thought about it. It was a very big shock to me.”
Neena Gupta and Masaba Gupta share an adorable bond with each other and their social media banters are always loved by their fans. On May 29, 2020, Neena ji had shared a picture with Masaba from one of her archives, with a caption that could be read as “Missing my baby.” However, Neena ji had forgotten to crop the words, ‘View Insights’ and ‘Promote’ from the picture. And it was Masaba’s reaction to the picture that was unmissable. She had commented, “Miss you too Mummy par screenshot toh crop kar lo.” Not just this, realising her mistake, Neena ji had replied back, “@masabagupta sorry baby still learning.”
On June 4, 2020, Neena Gupta had turned a year older and it was her darling daughter, Masaba Gupta, who had penned a heart-melting birthday wish for her mother. Masaba had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a throwback picture of Neena ji with an adorable caption which could be read as “Happy Birthday mom. Thanks for never letting me think the sun shines out of my backside - it’s been the greatest lesson in humility ever. @neena_gupta.” (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Wants To Play The Role Of Her 'Saasu-Ma', Jaya Bachchan In A Biopic)
Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to Masaba!
A mother always styles her daughter in her childhood. Whether it is bringing one of the best frocks or clips, a mother does all of it for her child. However, after a certain age, the daughter becomes the guardian to her mother. Actress, Neena Gupta's daughter, Masaba Gupta has become thatRead More