Mumbai: When Neena Gupta decided to have a child out of wedlock, following a relationship with cricketer Vivian Richards, many eyebrows raised then, but she stood firm on her decision. In a recent interview, Neena opened up on the mutual respect that she, Richards and their daughter Masaba Gupta have for each other.
Speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Neena said that she would never poison Masaba’s thoughts about her father. Neena added that she had Masaba because she loved Vivian, adding that love can’t turn to hate overnight.
”I had Masaba because I loved Vivian. And if you love somebody, you can’t hate somebody like that. You may not live or do things together – woh dheere dheere pata chalta hai (you get to know that slowly). But you can’t hate. Aisa toh nahi hota ki aaj love hai toh kal suddenly you hate (You can’t love someone one and hate them the next)”, Neena said.
Adding, ”And how can you put this thing in your daughter’s mind about her father. I don’t want to and don’t feel it. Why should I poison her thoughts? I have respect for him, he respects me and so, she has respect for both of us. It’s a very simple thing”.
Presenting a different view on genuine love. the Badhai Ho actor said, ”As far as love is concerned, I have come to a conclusion. What I have understood is that real love exists only between parents and children. Baki koi love nahi hota (Otherwise there is no love). Woh pehle lust hota hai, phir habit hoti hai (it’s lust at first, then habit) then, it’s caring. This is what I think”.
On the professional front, Neena who was recently seen in the film Sardar Ka Grandson, will also be seen in Goodbye opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Other projects in her kitty are the second season of Masaba Masaba on Netflix, Panchayat on Amazon Prime Video and Dial 100, alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Sakshi Tanwar.