Bollywood actress Neena Gupta is an inspiration to many as her struggles as a single mom are truly heartening. She will be sharing the chronicles of her personal life in her autobiography ‘Sach Kahun Toh’, that is slated to come out on June 14.
Neena Gupta’s daughter and designer Masaba has shared an excerpt from the autobiography that gives an insight of the time when the actress did not have enough time for her daughter’s delivery.
The excerpt read, "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."
Neena Gupta was dating former West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards in the 1980s, with whom she has a daughter, Masaba Gupta. Neena never married Richards and chose to raise Masaba as a single mother, and moved the family from New Delhi to Mumbai.
Masaba shared it with a touching caption on Instagram:
"An excerpt from ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ by @neena_gupta : 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. As I read mom’s biography 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! #sachkahuntoh #neenagupta @neena_gupta | You can pre-order the book now on @amazondotin."
Neena Gupta’s autobiography will give her fans and readers a look into her journey, right from her time at the National School of Drama (NSD) to moving to Bombay (Mumbai) in the 80s and her single parenthood. The actress will also open up about film industry politics, the casting couch, and other issues in her book.