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Vivian Richards-Neena Gupta's daughter Masaba row: Mother reacts to open letter, stuns everyone

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 October 2017, 16:44 IST
Vivian Richards-Neena Gupta's daughter Masaba row (Twitter)

Amid growing controversy over Masaba Gupta's comment, mother Neena Gupta came for rescue and said, "I am happy with her response".

New-age designer Masaba Gupta, daughter of actress Neena Gupta and cricket legend Vivian Richards, after facing trolls for supporting the ban on firecrackers, said she is a proud Indo-Caribbean girl.

She was called names like "B*****d child" or "illegitimate West Indian". On Wednesday, she took to her Instagram to share an open letter.

"Recently, I re-tweeted in support of the firecracker ban by the Supreme Court and like every other issue in this country, big or small... The trolling and bashing began.

"By calling me names like 'B*****d child' or 'illegitimate West Indian' only makes my chest swell with pride. I'm the illegitimate product of two of the most legitimate personalities you'll find and I've made the best life, both personally and professionally... Out of which I am proud of," she wrote.

Speaking about this, Masaba’s mother and actress Neena Gupta told an entertainment portal, “It’s doesn’t annoy me at all. People who have nothing to do and are jealous of you want to malign you, such people are everywhere, it’s not surprising at all. I am very happy with her response; I really liked the way she wrote it.”

When asked if she gets affected by the negativity around, Neena ji said, “ I am not affected at all because I didn’t read it, because I am not on twitter.”

The designer, known for her colourful and quirky prints, added that she is "immune" to this as she has been called these names since she was 10.

"My legitimacy comes from the work I do and what my contribution to society has been. And you can try but you will not be able to raise a single finger on either of the two," she added.

Masaba also said she is proud of her roots.

"So, please if you must...go ahead and continue calling 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," she said.

-WIth IANS inputs

First published: 13 October 2017, 16:44 IST