Being a mother is a matter of pride and choice. While society has always looked down upon women who have tried to break the social stigma related to pregnancy before marriage, but, many Bollywood women have embraced motherhood on their own terms and conditions and we salute them for that. From Neha Dhupia to Neena Gupta, let's take a look at actresses who got pregnant before marriage.
Mahie Gill: The Dev D actress recently revealed that hat she is a mother to a daughter named Veronica who will turn 3 in August. She is currently living-in with her businessman boyfriend who owns hotels and casinos across Goa. Talking about it, Mahie said, "I have a boyfriend. He is not a catholic. He is a businessman. I'd love to name him but he wants to stay out of the limelight. My boyfriend owns hotels and casinos across Goa as well as globally. I was with him when he opened a venture in Georgia recently. Sometimes, it feels like we're in a long-distance relationship as he travels a lot. But whenever he's in Goa, I move there as both of us own properties there."
Neha Dhupia: Neha Dhupia tied the knot with Angad Bedi in a hush-hush ceremony on May 10, 2018. Reports of the duo having tied the knot due to Neha's pregnancy started surfacing all around but the couple chose to stay mum on the topic.
Recently Angad had spilled the beans on Neha's pregnancy. Talking about how he breached the topic of marriage with Neha's parents, Angad said, "I said, 'You know what? We are going to have a baby!' Bohot jhaad padi. I don't think that they were really prepared for the fact to hear the news that you were expecting."
Neena Gupta: Not only has she carved a niche for herself with her choice of roles, her choices off-camera too were unconventional and unapologetic for the world. Neena Gupta has always been vocal about her pregnancy without marriage with ace cricketer Vivian Richards and the hardships of being a single mother. "My journey was very tough. I had no money. Money is the most important thing, I have realised in this world. I didn't have a husband and relatives. So it was really tough, but the joy Masaba gave me... The joy of motherhood... She was a very good child she did not trouble me much," Neena had said in an interview with HT.
Sridevi: Boney Kapoor's decision to leave his first wife, Mona Kapoor, and tie the knot with Sridevi raised many eyebrows. Talking about their relationship, Mona had once said, "He (Boney) was 10 years older to me. I was 19 when I married him. So I literally grew up with him. Ours was a 13-year-old marriage. So it came as a shock when I realised that my husband was in love with somebody else... There was nothing left in the relationship to give it a chance because Sridevi was already with a child."
Sarika: One of the most talked about affairs of the 80s was that of Sarika and Kamal Haasan. Even though Kamal was married to Vani Ganpathy, the industry was well aware of the relationship between Sarika and him. In rendezvous with Simi, Sarika had said that she went ahead with the decision of keeping the child as she didn't want to pressurise him into marrying her and that's why kept it a secret from him for a long time. The couple got married and later parted ways too. Shruti Haasan was their firstborn daughter.
Mahima Chaudhary: 'Pardes' girl, Mahima Chaudhary's secret wedding to Bobby Mukherjee only came to the forefront when the actress had delivered her first child. Though Mahima never spoke openly about it, it was alleged that they couple had tied the knot after their unplanned pregnancy.