Satish Kaushik says, ‘I simply stood by her’, when actor-director offered to marry pregnant Neena Gupta

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Published by Swathy S on 18 Jun 2021

Neena Gupta has recently released the autobiography titled ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ in which she shares an incident when actor Satish Kaushik, her good friend offers to marry her when she was pregnant with her daughter, Masaba Gupta.

Neena Gupta was in in a relationship with former cricketer Sir Viv Richards in the 1980s when she got pregnant. She raised Masaba Gupta, the fashion designer all by herself.

Satish Kaushik told to a leading daily that he has known Neena since 1975 and shares a close friendship with her. He offered to marry her as she was a good friend and he did not want her to ‘feel alone’.

He said that “I used to appreciate the fact that a girl at that time decided to have a child out of wedlock. As a true friend, I simply stood by her and gave her confidence. Whatever you are reading in the memoir, it was all an expression of my affection for her as a friend. I was concerned about not letting her feel alone. At the end of the day, that’s what friends are for, right? As mentioned in the book, when I offered to marry her, it was a mix of humour, concern, respect, and support for my best friend in her time of need”.

“I told her, ‘Main hoon na, tu chinta kyu karti hai (I am here for you, you don’t have to worry)’. She was moved by the gesture and was in tears. From that day onwards, our friendship grew stronger” he added and expressed that Neena was immensely happy when he offered to marry her.


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