Masaba Gupta has said that being a child of unmarried parents was not always easy for her. Masaba, who is an actor and fashion designer, is the daughter of actor Neena Gupta and West Indian cricket star Vivian Richards. Neena got pregnant with Masaba when she dated Vivian in the 1980s, when he was married to someone else. Neena decided to raise Masaba as a single mother after Vivian refused to leave his wife for Neena. (Also Read: Masaba Masaba Season 2 Review: Charming and Naturally Awesome, Masaba Gupta Proves She’s New Generation Neena Ji)
Now, in a new interview, Masaba has talked about how even the other students at her school would often get mean to her. They teased her about her unmarried parents, but sassy Masaba always had the perfect answer ready.
“For me as a kid, there was a lot of anger at being trolled. Because, my simple theory was, I remember being in school or wherever, being cheated on because I was raised by a single parent and the nature of my parents’ relationship. But I was like, ‘Your father, your mother are everywhere. Is that allowed?'” she said in an interview with Bollywood Bubble. “Your parents can pretend it’s a happy marriage and you can do your own thing. But my parents, who decided not to get married because they were like that, we want to do our own thing, they still had me. At least they were honest about it. There was a lot of anger then, but now I just laugh it off,” she added.
Masaba and Neena were seen together in the final, second season of Masaba Masaba. The two play fictional versions of themselves in the show. The show comes months after the actor-designer received acclaim for playing the role of Saiba, a woman deep into dating apps, in Prime Video’s Modern Love Mumbai.
Masaba Gupta, who runs her fashion label House of Masaba, said working on Netflix’s semi-fictional series gave her much-needed closure from issues she faced in personal life. “A big part of filming season one of Masaba Masaba was like therapy for me. There were a lot of issues I faced and I got closure through the scenes, the workshops, just being on set. It was a meditative experience,” she told PTI in an interview.