Neena Gupta revealed the secret
When Neena Gupta came to know that she is going to be the mother of Vivian Richards’ child, she immediately informed the cricketer about it. Vivian advised Nina to keep the child. Neena Gupta said that her family was against this decision. But later his father agreed. During those moments of pregnancy, Neena Gupta’s father became her biggest support.
What did Vivian Richards say?
In an interview given to Humans of Bombay, Neena Gupta revealed, “I was not very happy but I was happy because I loved Vivian. I called Vivian and asked if she doesn’t want this child, I won’t keep it. But Vivian said – ‘No no. I’d love it if you kept this baby.’ Everyone told me, ‘How are you going to handle everything single-handedly? Because Vivian is already married. I couldn’t marry her and go to Antigua. But what happens when you’re in the throes of youth, when you’re in love?’ Not listening. No child listens to parents. I was exactly the same.”
How did Nina meet Vivian?
Nina and Vivian met in Jaipur. Nina was shooting for the film then. Queen of Jaipur invited the cast of the film and West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards for dinner. It was at that dinner that Nina and Vivian met. His daughter Masaba is a famous designer and actor. Nina never hid this fact from her daughter Masaba. Nina said- ‘Me and Vivian were sometimes in touch and sometimes not. But I told Masaba everything openly. It is necessary to tell the truth to the child otherwise he will find out about it from outside.’ According to Nina, raising a daughter alone was not easy. It was difficult to maintain a balance between professional and personal life. But his father was very supportive.
Nina got married in 2008
In 2008, Neena Gupta got married to Chartered Accountant Vivek Mehra. Nina is happy with her married life. Talking about Neena Gupta’s work front, she is getting back to back hits. His recently released film ‘Unchai’ is getting good response from the audience.