By Jayashri Jayashankar Last Updated:
2016 was really bad when it came to our favourite TV celebs and Bollywood actors breaking up and filing for divorce, and honestly, we couldn’t wait for the year to end, thinking 2017 would be any better. But here’s the sad part. It’s just the second day of 2017 and we already have the news of a Bollywood couple breaking up!
Popular Bollywood actress and director, Nandita Das who is known for her bold, deep, and meaningful roles and movies like Earth, Fire and Firaaq, is separating from her industrialist-turned-theatre artist, Subodh Maskara after 7 years of togetherness. Nandita and Subodh have a six-year-old son named Vihaan.
This was Nandita Das’s second marriage. She was earlier married to Saumya Sen from 2002-2007 with whom she even founded a media organization focused on making socially conscious ad films.
Usually, celebs choose to keep their divorce and separation news hidden, but when the actress was contacted to confirm the divorce rumours, Nandita came forward and acknowledged the same. She was quoted as saying:
“Yes, it is true. Subodh and I have decided to separate. Thankfully, it is very amicable. Our son is our foremost priority and as parents of a delightful and sensitive child we request that his and our privacy be respected. There’s nothing to hide and there’s nothing more to be said.”
She further added:
“Separation is never easy, more so if you have a child. For us, our son is our main concern and we are committed to ensuring his well-being.”
Nandita and Subodh were in a steady relationship before they tied the knot on January 2, 2010. Subodh Maskara is a film producer and he made his professional theatre debut with a play titled Between The Lines opposite Nandita Das.
Subodh was earlier into production of television sets and recycling of plastic bottle. In 2010, Subodh decided to move away from the corporate world and pursue his creative calling. Nandita and Subodh are founders of Chhoti Production Company Pvt. Ltd., a company which works towards bringing forth intriguing stories through a variety of mediums.
Nandita was last in the news for her directorial debut name Firaaq which starred the finest Bollywood actors including Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Deepti Naval, Sanjay Suri, Tisca Chopra, Shahana Goswami, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The movie was widely appreciated at several national as well as international film festivals.
Nandita and Subodh’s divorce indeed came as a shocker to everyone. Here’s hoping the couple moves along this rough phase smoothly. For more updates from the celeb world, stay tuned with us.