Veteran Bollywood actress Neena Gupta recently opened up on raising her daughter Masaba single-handedly.
Neena Gupta, who is known for being courageous enough to take risks in a patriarchal society, has said that her mother taught her to be independent and make their own way in life.
During an interaction with Times Now, the senior actress said that she knew that she would be okay with doing any job as long as she didn't have to depend on anyone for financial support.
"I had confidence that I won't ask for my money or anything else. I feel no shame in doing any work and I learnt that from my mother. I would sweep floors, wash dishes but I will never ask anyone for money. Therefore I had that confidence."
According to the actress, when you are in love, you don't think about what will happen next. Neena revealed that she didn't ask even a penny from her brother, father or any of her friends.
She added that she didn't have emotional or financial support from anyone and that is the reason why she has always managed to move on in life from one problem to another.
Neena Gupta has been a single mother and how in the day and age when it was uncommon, she proved to the world that a child’s upbringing does not necessarily need both parents. She was one of the few women who chose to have daughter Masaba out of wedlock with West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards and did it with utmost integrity and pride.
Masaba is a well-known fashion designer and her mother is often seen flaunting her designs on red carpets and other public events.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Neena Gupta will be next seen in Vikas Bahl's 'Goodbye' where she will be seen sharing the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan. The film also stars Rashmika Mandanna and Pavail Gulati in pivotal roles.
She was last seen in films like 'Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar' and 'Sardar Ka Grandson'.