- Masaba just shared a throwback photo from Neena Gupta's wedding
- "At mum's wedding 10 years back," she wrote on Instagram
- Neena Gupta married Vivek Mehra in 2008
Designer Masaba Gupta never fails to amuse us with her collection of throwback photos on Instagram. On Tuesday, Masaba added one more to her list and this time, she shared a memory from her mother veteran actress Neena Gupta's wedding. Masaba was born to Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards, former West Indies cricketer, when they were in a relationship in the Eighties. While Viv Richards is married to Miriam, Neena Gupta married chartered account Vivek Mehra in 2008, when Masaba was 19. In the Instagram post, Vivek and Neena can be seen at the shaadi mandap while Masaba is carrying out an important duty assigned to her. Important or not, the 19-year-old Masaba makes it rather evident that she's not particularly enjoying her job with the expression.
10 years later, this is what Masaba said about this piece of throwback gold: "Please meet 19-year-old muscular 'chaata -wala' at mum's wedding 10 years back. Hot as hell and I'm sulking because I thought pandits in the US did compact versions of stuff. But no, brotherman went on and chaata-wala baked under the American sun. I have a feeling mom's reminding me that the Umbrella was for her. Love you both!"
Please meet 19year old muscular 'chaata -wala' at mum's wedding 10yrs back. HOT as hell & I'm sulking because I thought pandits in the US did compact versions of stuff. But no,brotherman went on & chaata-wala baked under the American sun. I have a feeling mom's reminding me that the Umbrella was for her. love you both!
Earlier this year, Masaba thrilled the Internet as she Instagrammed a photo from her family reunion with Vivian Richards. The impromptu visit was to surprise her father on her birthday and Neena Gupta was also there.
I’ts been a bit astonishing, how short life can be .. which is why I dropped every single ‘important’ thing I was doing to come surprise my dad on his birthday today & even had an impromptu family reunion. Missing the husband,though. Happy birthday , dad - I’m really trying to make this emotional , but you’re 66 now & still can’t send a whatsapp & think a smartphone is the devil incarnate. Slow
However the crude section of the Internet often attempts to troll Masaba for her parentage - last year, she was referred to as "illegitimate west Indian" for supporting cracker ban in India, when she wrote a lengthy statement in strong words, which read: "Call me these names if it makes you feel glorious. But know this... I am a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who doesn't know how to shrink and crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It's just in my 'illegitimate' genes."
Masaba Gupta is one of the most popular designers when it comes to Bollywood celebrities. Her fashion label House of Masaba, can often be spotted in wardrobe collections of Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shilpa Shetty, Mira Rajput and others. Masaba is married to filmmaker Madhu Mantena, who co-owns Phantom Films.