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Fashion Designer Masaba Gupta shares an excerpt from her mother Neena Gupta’s autobiography, Says She didn’t have 10k for her C-section birth.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

Evergreen Actress Neena Gupta is ready to spill several interesting details about her journey in her autobiography, and ahead of the big launch, her daughter Masaba Gupta has given fans a sneak peek of the same.

Designer Masaba Gupta shared an excerpt from her mother’s autobiography ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ which talks about Neena Gupta’s pregnancy and the financial crisis she was going through at that time.

Masaba even shared the pictures of the excerpts and also a cover of Sach Kahun Toh. In the excerpt, Neena Gupta talked about the time she was about to deliver her daughter Masaba and how she did not have enough money to even get a C- section done.’

Masaba captioned the post, “An excerpt from ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ by @neena_gupta: When I was born, my mum had Rs 2000/- in her bank account. A timely tax reimbursement would bump that number up to Rs 12,000/- and of course, I was a C-section baby. As I read mom’s biography, I learn so many things & the hardships she has had to endure. I work very hard every single day of my life and never let anyone not give me what I deserve only to make sure I can pay her back for bringing me into this world…with interest! #sachkahuntoh #neenagupta”

The excerpt read, “As my due date approached, I started to worry because I had very little money in my account. I could afford a natural birth because it would cost only Rs 2000. But I knew if I had to have a C-section, I would be in trouble because the surgery cost almost Rs 10,000. Luckily, a tax reimbursement of Rs 9000 came through a few days before my delivery and I finally ended up with Rs 12,000 in my bank account.”

The second passage said, “Good thing this money came through because my doctor informed me that I would need a C-section. My father, who had come down at the time to help me through the birth, was livid. He said this was a ploy to just charge us more money.”

Reacting to her post, Netizens and celebrities pored their love taking to the comments section

“Sach Kahun Toh” will reveal Neena Gupta’s time from National School of Drama to moving to Bombay in the 80s and her single parenthood, the book will share the actress’s life story in the most ‘unapologetically honest’ manner.

The book will address issues like casting couch, film industry politics, and also talk about what it takes for a young actor to survive without a godfather or guide.

She details the big milestones in her life, her unconventional pregnancy, and single parenthood, and successful second innings in Bollywood,” the publisher Penguin Random House India said in a statement.

For the unversed the autobiography ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ will hit the stands on June 14 as per publisher Penguin Random House.

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