Tuesday Trivia: When Satish Kaushik offered to marry Neena Gupta when she was pregnant with Masaba
Actress Neena Gupta’s book Sach Kahun Toh was launched on June 14 by Kareena Kapoor Khan. The autobiography is about Neena’s life, both professional and personal, her ups and downs, etc. It has Neena’s journey from her time at the National School of Drama (NSD) to moving to the city of dreams, her relationships to single parenthood, casting couch in the industry, and a lot more. In her autobiography, Neena revealed that her actor friend and filmmaker Satish Kaushik offered to marry her when she was pregnant with Masaba.
Neena had an affair with former West Indian cricketer the legendary West Indian cricketer, Vivian Richards and they chose to have a child, their daughter Masaba back in the 1980s. Neena raised her daughter single-handedly as both Vivian and Neena failed to culminate their relationship into marriage. Before Masaba was born, Satish Kaushik offered to marry Neena.
Neena wrote in her book that Satish had told her if her child is born with dark skin, she can just say that it is his child and they will get married. 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”.
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Neena has always been open about her relationship with Vivian. Earlier, in an interview, she had spoken about how she always believed that Masaba suffered as she was born to unmarried parents. She said that her journey as a single mother was tough. Neena, in 2008 got married to chartered accountant Vivek Mehra when Masaba was a teenager.
On the work front, Neena Gupta was last seen in Sardar Ka Grandson and she was very much raved by the audience.