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Mothers are the best guide for their children. From teaching them the first word to imbibing good values in them, a mother makes sure to take a note of her child’s each and every step. From the day she gets the news of her pregnancy, she starts making plans for her child. She always makes sure that whenever her little one needs her, she is there. Bollywood’s diva, Pooja Bedi, who had once made every man’s heart skip a beat with her film, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar shares a similar bond with her daughter, Alaya Furniturewalla. (Also Read: Akanksha Puri Ends Her Relationship With Paras Chhabra, Doesn't Want To Be With A Partner Like Him)
Pooja Bedi is a doting mother and shares a beautiful camaraderie with her daughter, Alaya Furniturewalla. From being a strict mother, who made sure that her daughter fairs well in academics to being a close friend of Alaya, Pooja has raised her daughter very well. Pooja was earlier married to Farhan Furniturewala and they had gotten divorced on February 14, 2003. Pooja had gotten engaged to her boyfriend, Maneck Contractor in 2019 and had shared the news through her column. She had written, “I'm engaged. The love of my life proposed to me in a hot air balloon, hundreds of feet high up in the sky! As he slipped an exquisite ring onto my fingers, my eyes filled with tears.”
Pooja Bedi had found love after 16 years and is all set to tie the knot with Maneck Contractor. In an interview with SpotboyE, Pooja’s daughter, Alaya Furniturewalla, who is all set to make her big Bollywood debut with Saif Ali Khan and Tabu in the film, Jawaani Jaaneman talks about her mother’s wedding. Talking about the same, Alaya said that her mother, Pooja spends most of her time in Goa and will tie the knot with Maneck soon. Talking further, the bubbly actress said that Maneck is a nice man, who will keep her mother happy.
Alaya, who is the granddaughter of veteran actor, Kabir Bedi plays the role of a 21-year-old pregnant girl in the film, Jawaani Jaaneman. She also talked about not using her mother or grandfather’s name to bag the role. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, she said, “Honestly, a lot of people get ‘launches’. For me, this was a ‘break’.” Talking further about whether she discussed with her mother, Pooja when she bagged the role in the film, she stated, “I took everyone’s opinion, right from mom, to my manager, everyone said it’s a great film. I went with my gut feeling, and I had no doubts in mind.” Alaya also talked about how her mother did not accompany her to any of her shoot as she wanted her independence in making her own choices. (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor And Alia Bhatt Planned A Get-Together For Neetu Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor's 40th Anniversary)
On January 3, 2020, with the release of Alaya’s first look in the film, her grandfather, Kabir Bedi had congratulated her and had tweeted, “CONGRATULATIONS to Alaya F, my grand-daughter, on her debut film, “Jawaani Jaaneman”, with the dashing Saif Ali Khan playing her father, releasing on Jan 31st! Keep the family flag flying, Alaya All my blessings.”
Alaya had talked about her childhood in a throwback interview with SpotboyE and had remarked, “My childhood was very different. My mother (Pooja Bedi) was very strict with me. Academics had to come first. It was like 'first do well in your studies and then go out to have fun'--- that was always the rule. So that’s what I did. I kept my grades up and everything was great. Now I study at New York University.” When asked if she misses her grandfather, Alaya had retorted, “I am still on very good terms with him. We meet very often. I don’t like fighting with people.”
Revealing how frank she is with her mother, Pooja Bedi, Alaya Furniturewalla had replied, “I can tell her anything about my life. But do I tell her everything about my life? No. I am not the kind who will go up to her mother and tell her that I have a crush on someone. For me, that’s awkward. Not because my mother will say that it’s not your age to have boyfriends but if she asks me if I have someone in my life and if there is someone, I will admit to it.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Is Awestruck As His Wife, Mira Rajput Kapoor 'Let's Her Laugh, Celebrate Her Heart')
What do you think about Alaya’s camaraderie with her mother, Pooja? Keep us posted.
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