Neena Gupta has mesmerized the audience with her performance in back-to-back hits Uunchai and Goodbye. There is no doubt that the NSD pass out continues to amaze audiences.
Credited with movies like Badhai Ho, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan, Neena Gupta is one talented actress. Actress already in her 60’s continues to break the glass ceiling with unconventional roles. Not only has she done out-of-box roles, but her personal life has also been full of controversies. Whether it was her affair with former West Indian captain Vivian Richards. Consequently, she got pregnant out of the relationship. But the best thing about the actress’s personality is her unapologetic acceptance of her past. Her relationship with Vivian Richards and pregnancy became the headlines and gossip of many tabloids. Even now her fans become curious to know Vivian Richards reaction to Neena Gupta’s Pregnancy News. Actress recently opened on the reaction in a candid chat during an interview.
Richards reacted positively to Neena Gupta’s Pregnancy news, asked her to go for it
In a candid chat, the Badhaai Ho actress Neena Gupta opened up on her relationship with the former cricketer Vivian Richards. When Vivian came to know about Neena Gupta’s pregnancy news, his reaction was positive. He asked her to go ahead with it, although she had to face the disapproval of her father. Also, during the interview, the actress mentioned that times were different back then and such a step was considered bold and unacceptable. Although her father disapproved the decision, but with time both reconciled. Also, during the interview, she opened up on her phone call with Richards which went as follows.
“I was not very giddy with joy. I was happy because I loved him. I called him and asked him that if you don’t want this child then I won’t have it. He said, ‘No no I would love for you to have this child’. Everyone told me, ‘No, no, no how can you do it alone?’ because he was already married and I couldn’t marry him and go to Antigua to live there. But what happens is jawani mein you are blind. (You are blind in your youth) When you are in love, you don’t listen to anybody. No children will listen to their parents and I was the same.”Neena Gupta narrated her phone call with Vivian Richards
Neena Gupta’s Pregnancy News eventually resulted in Masaba’s birth who Neena cherishes
During he interview, the 63-year-old actor explained that there is no love between a man and a woman. It starts from lust and if things go well, it eventually translates into a habit. taking example of her own life, she mentioned that the only love she felt was from Masaba.
“I don’t think there is anything called love between a man and a woman. It starts with lust and then If you get along, you become affectionate to each other and then, it becomes a habit. The only love that I have felt is for Masaba. I don’t know what other people might have felt, but mujhe nahi love samajh mein aata (I don’t understand love).”Neena Gupta opened about Love
Neena Gupta raised Masaba as a single mother
Although Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards didn’t get married, but the duo was together during the late 1980s. Neena has raised her daughter Masaba Gupta alone as a single mother. She later tied the knot with Vivek Mehta, a Chartered Accountant from Delhi in 2008.