Actress Neena Gupta has been very vocal about how she raised and brought up her daughter and designer Masaba as a single mother. She has also opened up about learning not to depend on her husband for happiness and always counting on her parents’ support.
As per a report in HT, Neena said, “As my due date approached, I started to worry because I had very little money in my account. I could afford a natural birth because it would cost only ₹2000. But I knew if I had to have a C-section, I would be in trouble because the surgery cost almost ₹10,000. Luckily, a tax reimbursement of ₹9000 came through a few days before my delivery and I finally ended up with ₹12,000 in my bank account.”
She continued, “Good thing this money came through, because my doctor informed me that I would need a C-section. My father who had come down at the time to help me through the birth was livid. He said this was a ploy to just charge us more money.”
Masaba recently talked about the time when she was born, and Neena’s financial situation at the time. She stated, “When I was born, my mum had ₹2000/- in her bank account. A timely tax reimbursement would bump that number up to ₹12,000/- and of course I was a C-section baby.”
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She poured her love for her mother saying, “I learn so many things & the hardships she has had to endure. I work very hard every single day of my life & never ever let anyone not give me what I deserve only to make sure I can pay her back for bringing me into this world…..with interest!”
MSN further reports that when Neena was asked whether she had any unpleasant experiences with men in the industry, she clarified, “No, nothing of that sort happened to me in the industry.”
But on the question of whether men in general tried getting closer to her, believeing as single woman would be more vulnerable, she revealed, “Yes it did (happen). But I would soon realise the intentions in question. Nobody can take anybody for a ride unless someone wants to go on that ride.”
Neena ji is truly an inspiration for all the single mothers out there! What do you think? Tell us.
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