Neena said, “I would have loved to marry him. I had a lot of respect for his father, mother.”
Neena Gupta, during the release of her autobiography titled Sach Kahoon Toh on Monday, revealed that she almost got married to a man whose family she was living with, but called off their marriage at the “last moment”.
In all her biographies, which she has been writing for over 20 years, Neena Gupta has shared many stories from her life and recalling one of them in conversation with actress Kareena Kapoor, the Badhaai Ho star shared that she “Love” marry the “aforesaid ex” but she accepted his life and “moved on.”
Neena Gupta has a daughter, fashion designer Masaba Gupta, with former cricketer Viv Richards.
She raised Masaba as a single mother and later married chartered accountant Vivek Mehra in 2008. The couple lives in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand.
Talking to Kareena Kapoor about how she was “absolutely single” in her prime years and she never “lived her life on her own terms,” Neena Gupta said: “I did whatever God gave me or whatever. Wherever I went wrong, I accepted it and moved on.
I wanted to have a normal husband, normal kids with a husband who lived with me… When I see other people, I get a little jealous I didn’t blame, I didn’t become an alcoholic, because I didn’t get what I wanted.”
“I talked about the guy I was about to get married and at the last minute, I went to get my clothes made in Delhi, he called and he said, ‘I don’t want to marry you.’ I still don’t know why. But what should I do? I moved on. I would love to marry him.
I had a lot of respect for his father, mother. I was staying in their house. He is going to study For, he is alive, he is happily married. He has children,” said the 62-year-old actress.
Neena Gupta in her autobiography has also written about raising Masaba as a single mother, living without a partner after moving to Mumbai for a long time and many more incidents in her life.
Neena Gupta has worked in films like Mandi, Utsav, Trikaal, Badhaai Ho, Sardar Ka Grandson and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. He has a film titled Dial 100 and the second season of Masaba Masaba is in the line.