Masaba Shuts Down Trolls With 'Illegitimate Genes' Zinger. Applause From Sonam Kapoor

Masaba was criticised for her parentage after she tweeted about an unrelated topic. "Like every other issue in this country, big or small, trolling and bashing began"

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Masaba Shuts Down Trolls With 'Illegitimate Genes' Zinger. Applause From Sonam Kapoor

Masaba is a fashion designer. (Image courtesy: Masaba)

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. I'm an illegitimate product of two most legitimate personalities: Masaba
  2. Masaba is the daughter of Neena Gupta and cricketer Viv Richards
  3. "You make us all damn proud," tweeted Sonam Kapoor
Dear Internet Trolls, you do not mess with designer Masaba Mantena. Masaba, daughter of actress Neena Gupta and cricketer Viv Richards, was trolled for her 'illegitimate' parentage on Twitter after she hailed Supreme Court's decision to ban firecrackers in New Delhi. "Like every other issue in this country, big or small, trolling and bashing began," Masaba said in a statement she put out on social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram, on Thursday. But cyber bullying is something Masaba can deal with like a boss. "By calling me names like 'bastard child' or illegitimate west Indian' it only makes my chest swell in pride. I'm an illegitimate product of two most legitimate personalities you will find," Masaba said.

Neena Gupta dated Viv Richards in the Eighties but they were never married. Neena Gupta is married to Vivek Mehra. "I have been called these names since I was 10-years-old and ever since I could read the newspapers these are two words I am immune to," Masaba said. She added that her 'legitimacy' comes from the work she does and her contribution to the society, for which she says she cannot be questioned. "Go ahead and continue calling me these names if it makes you feel glorious. But know this... I'm a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who does not know how to shrink and crumble in the shame of something you and your society cannot crumble. It's just in my 'illegitimate genes'."

Read Masaba's full statement here:
 
 

For them 'bastard kids'.

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Celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Harsha Bhogle shared Masaba's post with words of encouragement. "You make us all damn proud," wrote Sonam.
 
 
 
 
 

Masaba is an acclaimed fashion designer and the owner of designer label House Of Masaba. She has dressed celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon for fashion shows and several film promotion events. Masaba is married to producer Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films.

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