Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, a nationwide lockdown was announced in March last year. With strict restrictions in place, people had to be confined to their homes, and were to step out only for emergency purposes. Amid the lockdown, while stuck indoors last year, many people spent the time with themselves, exploring new hobbies and skills. For veteran actor Neena Gupta, it was the first time that she lived with her husband Vivek Mehra as ‘husband and wife’.
Neena Gupta and her husband Vivek Mehra spent the lockdown last year together in Mukteshwar. While speaking to Film Companion, Neena Gupta said that she and Vivek Mehra stayed for six months in Mukteshwar during the lockdown last year. She said that Vivek lives in Delhi, and she lives in Mumbai, however, they spent time together during the lockdown. “My husband actually lives in Delhi and I live in Mumbai, that’s our base. So actually, for the first time, we lived as husband and wife here, in the lockdown. First time I came to know him and he came to know me,” she said.
Neena Gupta said that initially she used to be bothered by Vivek being on the phone, busy with work calls all the time. However, she later chose to use that time to read, call her friends, which eventually led to her husband saying that she is so busy.
“And I am very happy like that, so I have learnt that I have to be busy myself. I read or do whatever. I cannot depend on him for my happiness or time to share. I call up my girlfriends and I talk to them. This first lockdown has changed a lot for me,” she said.
Neena Gupta and Vivek Mehra tied the knot in 2008. On Neha Dhupia's chat show, Neena Gupta had once revealed that she and Vivek first met on a flight.
Image Source: Instagram/Neena Gupta
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