Actress Neena Gupta’s daughter Masaba Gupta and her husband Madhu Mantena finally granted divorce.
Well now, Neena opens up about the same. In an interview with Pinkvilla, Neena Gupta was quoted as saying, “I was devastated when I heard it.”
She said, “Actually, it was Masaba who helped me come to terms with it. Initially, I couldn’t accept it at all and it affected me.”
Neena Gupta on daughter Masaba’s divorce
Talking about how her father came to support her in raising Masaba, Neena said, “I was never a single mother. I was a single mother for maybe two years, Then my dad came. He left everything and stayed with me. He looked after my household, me, my daughter. He was my man. He was the man in my life. God always compensates. My mom had died a long time ago. And also I had no man in my life who was living with me so it was easy for him to live with me.”
Neena also revealed how she wished sometimes to have a normal family, “I had to lose a lot of things while we were together, I had no time to go to a parlour, watch a movie or do womanly things. The difficult part is not choosing to have Masaba. The difficult part is to accept what you have chosen and stand by it. A lot of people told me at that time – we will marry you so that your child gets a name. I said ‘what the f***. What name? I can earn and look after my daughter,'” she said.
Masaba got married to Mantena in 2015. The couple announced their separation in August 2018.
On the work front, Neena was recently seen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan as the mother of a gay man. The film also starred her Badhaai Ho co-stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Gajraj Rao.