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Masaba Gupta hits back at trolls calling her ‘illegitimate’, Bollywood sends her love

Designer Masaba Gupta was recently trolled after she supported the recently imposed firecracker ban in Delhi and Bollywood actors Sonam Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Sidharth have come forward in her support.

bollywood Updated: Oct 12, 2017 17:20 IST
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Fashion Designer Masaba Gupta during the launch of SIQS Entertainment in Mumbai .
Fashion Designer Masaba Gupta during the launch of SIQS Entertainment in Mumbai .(IANS)

Designer Masaba Gupta was trolled after she supported the firecracker ban in Delhi and actors Sonam Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Sidharth and several other Bollywood celebs have come out in her support. In a post titled ‘For them, b#$%rd kids’, Masaba hit back at people who attacked her for being the “illegitimate child” of an Indian mother and West Indian father, “Recently I retweeted in the support of the Firecracker ban by the Supreme Court and like every other issue in this country, big or small.. The trolling & bashing began.”

Daughter of actor Neena Gupta and cricketer Viv Richards, Masaba responded with grace and strength, “By calling me names like ‘bas***d child’ or ‘illegitimate west Indian’ it only makes my chest swell with pride. I’m the illegitimate product of two of the MOST legitimate personalities you’ll find & I’ve made the best life, both personally and professionally... out of which I’m proud of.”

For them ‘bastard kids’.🤡

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She went on to write that she has been called these names since she was 10 and is immune to them, adding, “I am a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who doesn’t know how to shrink & crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It’s just in my ‘illegitimate’ genes.”

Lauding her post, Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor tweeted, “Love you Masaba.. you make us all damn proud.”

“Love you Masaba!! Proud of you girl,” Huma Qureshi wrote.


Soni Razdan tweeted, “You tell ‘em Masaba ! And there is no such thing as ‘illegitimacy’. If you exist you are ‘legitimate’. Nature has seen to that.”

Actor Soni Razdan also tweeted her support for Masaba.

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First Published: Oct 12, 2017 17:20 IST

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