Taslima Nasreen Feels Insulted Over Neena Gupta's Regret Of Having A Child Out Of Wedlock

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Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen is a staunch feminist and human rights activist and is known for her writing on women's oppression and criticism of religion.

Written By Urvashi Kandpal | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Days after Bollywood actor Neena Gupta's confession of regret for having a child out of wedlock and raising her daughter Masaba all by herself, renowned Bangladeshi author and feminist Taslima Nasreen has expressed her sorrow on the matter.

Nasreen took to her mico-blogging account and stated that as feminists, they had been proud of Badhai Ho actor Neena Gupta for having a baby without being married thereby claiming autonomy on her body.

She added further that the actor's statement of regret after 30 years has come as a shock to her as it defied their shared belief about the institution of marriage as a tool for oppressing women.

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In an interview on Wednesday with a local tabloid, actor Neena Gupta opened up about single-handedly bringing up her daughter and now popular designer, Masaba Gupta and said that if she had a choice, she wouldn’t have had a baby outside marriage as a child needs both parents.

She spoke in detail about the difficulties faced by her daughter as she grew up without a father and the prejudice that she faced for being a single mother in a conservative society. However, the mother-daughter duo now has a great bond as they have seen each other through many ups and downs and have grown together as separate individuals.

What's next for Neena Gupta?

The 60-year-old actor was last seen in chef turned filmmaker Vikas Khanna's film The Last Colour and will be seen next in the Kangana Ranaut starrer film Panga. Neena Gupta will also feature along with her Badhai Ho co-stars Gajraj Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana in Hitesh Kewalya's upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan based on homosexuality. She will also feature in a cameo appearance in Kabir Khan's '83 as Kapil Dev's mother Raj Kumari Nikhanj.

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