The Neena Gupta-Viv Richards relationship, in her own words

Debodinna Chakraborty
Debodinna ChakrabortyNov 16, 2023 | 17:40

The Neena Gupta-Viv Richards relationship, in her own words

Neena Gupta has always maintained a positive stance on relationship with Viv Richards. (Getty, X/Masaba Gupta)

Social media is buzzing over a video showing Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja laughing at disrespectful and racist comments about Viv Richards's relationship with Indian actor Neena Gupta, sending people back to the time when the two were romantically involved. 


  • A video from the 2023 Asia Cup resurfaced online, featuring ex-Pakistan cricketer Rameez Raja laughing at a woman's snide remark during a talk show. 
  • Ever since the clip went viral, the Internet has criticised both the guest and Raja for the derogatory comment. 
  • Indian designer-actress Masaba Gupta, the daughter of Viv Richards and actor Neena Gupta, also blasted Raja for his 'sickening' laugh.
  • This clip has sparked a revisiting of the period when Neena Gupta and Richards were romantically linked, with many wondering about Neena Gupta's current perspective on their past relationship.

Neena Gupta on Viv Richards 

  • Renowned for her candidness on social media, Neena Gupta, the seasoned actress, openly discusses her personal life, notably her experience of singlehandedly raising her daughter Masaba. 
  • Neena Gupta encountered considerable criticism over the years, particularly surrounding Masaba's birth, which was outside of marriage.
  • Neena Gupta has spoken up multiple times on her past relationship with the ex-West Indies cricketer, and every time she has maintained her positive stance on him. 
  • During a promotional interview for the show Masaba Masaba, Neena Gupta expressed a lack of negative feelings towards her exes, emphasising the impossibility of hating someone you once loved. 
  • Addressing Viv Richards specifically, she humorously questioned why she would have a child with him if she truly carried hatred for him. 
Agar koi mereko itna bura lagta hai toh main bachcha usse paida karungi kyun? Main pagal hun kya? (If I dislike someone so much, why would I choose to have a baby with them? Am I crazy?)”
- Neena Gupta on her time with Viv Richards
  • The actress, known for her bold choices, sees her life as part of 'God's master plan', and not a deliberate pursuit of boldness.
“I never asked for emotional or financial help. I suffered, endured and enjoyed all the situations of my life. I never planned to show some act of bravery. I simply accepted and went ahead with whatever God gave me.”
- Neena Gupta
Last updated: November 16, 2023 | 17:40
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