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Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards' daughter & designer Masaba Gupta slams trolls!

Published by - IANS | Updated: Oct 12, 2017 17:09 IST

Mumbai: New-age designer Masaba Gupta, daughter of actress Neena Gupta and cricket legend Vivian Richards, after facing trolls for supporting the ban on firecrackers, said she is a proud Indo-Caribbean girl.

She was called names like "B*****d child" or "illegitimate West Indian". On Wednesday, she took to her Instagram to share an open letter.

"Recently, I re-tweeted in support of the firecracker ban by the Supreme Court and like every other issue in this country, big or small... The trolling and bashing began.

my chest swell with pride. I'm the illegitimate product of two of the most legitimate personalities you'll find and I've made the best life, both personally and professionally... Out of which I am proud of," she wrote.

Just the other day I was telling someone .. how I am never afraid/ shy to ask for work. Its obviously genetic. My mother put up this post on her instagram today. I mean,my 62yr old national award winning mother. She told me I must always work .. no matter what .. it keeps you from getting old...she told me they don't write for women her age anymore ... I don't think anyone can replicate what she did for TV anymore.. she complains that she can't do PR .. but says 'I do good work,that's my PR'.. time and again we've spoken about how whatever she asks for ... in due time ,she gets... But that's the magic of a pure heart. The universe just can't refuse you... the only advice I have the guts to give her is.. don't work with anyone who won't respect you ,at this age , that's the bare minimum & it's a strange strange industry she's in... the advice she gives me in return is..'whatever you do,free ka PR mat khaana,your only someone's kid/wife/niece/sister for this long. Prove yourself. WORK. Walk the talk & fly ♥️????♥️ @neena_gupta #neenaji

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The designer, known for her colourful and quirky prints, added that she is "immune" to this as she has been called these names since she was 10.

"My legitimacy comes from the work I do and what my contribution to society has been. And you can try but you will not be able to raise a single finger on either of the two," she added.

Alia Bhatt & Siddharth Malhotra attend Masaba Gupta’s ENGAGEMENT ceremony

Masaba also said she is proud of her roots.

"So, please if you must...go ahead and continue calling me these names if it makes you feel glorious. But know this... I am a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who doesn't know how to shrink and crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It's just in my 'illegitimate' genes," she said.

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After sharing the painful message, hate still won't stop coming her way. Masaba shared yet another tweet a while back.

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