Neena Gupta, one of Bollywood’s most talented method actors, was in a relationship with acclaimed former West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards. During the 1980s they met and fell in love despite having nothing in common. In 1989 Neena got pregnant, but they couldn’t get married because of many reasons.
They both were busy in their respective careers in their respective countries and neither of them wanted to relocate. On top of that, Vivian was only separated from his wife back then and not divorced.
Even in present times, no public figure would dare to have a child out of wedlock. But Neena had Masaba and brought her up on her own with help from Neena’s father. Vivian was absent as a father, but recently Masaba reconnected with him.
Neena spent her youth alone to take care of Masaba. At the age of 42, she has finally found true love in Vivek, a Chartered Accountant from Delhi. They dated for six years before becoming ‘happily married’.