Veteran actress Neena Gupta, who recently published her autobiography Sach Kahun Toh, has made several revelations in the same. Neena has revealed that her friend suggested that she should marry a gay banker from Mumbai's Bandra when she was pregnant with cricketer Vivian Richards’ child out of wedlock. While the actress has raised her daughter Masaba single-handedly without her father around, she recently revealed that her friend Sujoy Mitra told her that the man wanted to get married to avoid societal pressures. She would have been allowed to say that the child was his but he would not be a part of her or her daughter's life.
"I laughed them off because I didn't feel right about getting married just to avoid controversy. I knew I would have to answer very difficult questions. Being a public figure meant that our lives, mine and my child's, would always be up for speculation. But I told myself I would cross that bridge when I come to it. Until then, I would hide behind loose clothes for as long as I could," Neena said about the 'offer'.
Earlier, Neena had also revealed that filmmaker Satish Kaushik had offered to marry her too. Satish told her, "Don’t worry, if the child is born with dark skin, you can just say it’s mine and we’ll get married. Nobody will suspect a thing.”
Neena is today happily married to Delhi-based businessman Vivek Mehra. Her daughter Masaba is a successful fashion designer. Neena is also in a happy space professionally where she is currently enjoying her second-innings of her career.