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Who can forget the enchanting smile and the innocent eyes of Dia Mirza in the film Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein? The actress had won millions of hearts with her character ‘Reena Malhotra’ opposite the chocolate boy of the south, R. Madhavan. The movie had redefined the entire concept of romance and every teenager was seen crooning to the tracks, Zara Zara Behekta Hai or Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana. With the film, Dia had become a sensation and every guy wanted his girlfriend to be just like ‘Reena Malhotra’. (Also Read: Richa Chadha Shares A Video Of Her Engagement Ring With Which Beau, Ali Fazal Popped The Question?)
Dia Mirza had married her long-time beau and filmmaker, Sahil Sanga on October 18, 2014. Dia had ended her marriage of close to five years and a relationship of 11 years with her estranged husband, Sahil Sangha on August 1, 2019. Co-owners of the production company, Born Free Entertainment, the duo had announced to part ways mutually and had released a joint statement of the same. In spite of a successful acting career, marriage and separation from husband, her views on relationships and divorce are quite strong and unabashed.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, the beautiful actress opened up on her divorce and how people reacted to her separation. Talking about people’s attitude towards her post-separation, she said, “You are moving in circles where people are educated but they still feel a sense of sadness. There's definitely a sense of empathy as well. So the gaze is not necessarily critical, it's empathetic and sometimes even pitiful. It's also sometimes awe and admiration. Sometimes, people ask me how am I so strong and how do I get up and go to work like this? I just want to tell them I find my way and I hope you'll find yours.”
She also talked about how her close ones reacted differently and she only hoped that people would understand and respect her decision. She added, “People who love you as a couple respond to it differently. People outside have a different reaction, your intimate friends who know you individually will respond to it a certain way. Your parents will respond to it differently. What you can hope and pray is that eventually everyone will understand and respect the space and decision that two people have chosen for themselves with dignity, respect and love for each other.” She also stressed on the point that the society we live in is quite judgemental about being divorced. She revealed that some people think that getting a divorce is an excuse for not making a compromise in a relationship. (Also Read: Isha Ambani Looks Gorgeous In A White Ensemble For Holi Bash, Wins Our Heart With Her Classy Look)
As soon as Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha had announced their separation, there had been speculations about Sahil’s extra-marital affair with Judgementall Hai Kya writer, Kanika Dhillon. Sahil had clarified the rumours regarding his extra-marital affair with Kanika Dhillon and the third person being the reason behind his split with Dia Mirza. He had written on Instagram, “There is absolutely no truth to the story linking us to respected colleagues of our fraternity. It is a distasteful lie. We would appreciate a strong measure of restraint and a basic level of decency before such callous assumptions are made about the personal lives of people. Thank you.”
Dia Mirza too had clarified the same on her Instagram story as well as on Twitter and had lashed out at the baseless speculations. Her post could be read as “This is to clarify and put to rest all kind of speculation that is being bandied about by a certain section of the media regarding my separation with Sahil. It is most unfortunate to see the level of irresponsibility exercised. What is even more unfortunate is that our colleagues names are being tarnished and maligned by this media. As a woman I will not stand for another woman’s name being used so irresponsibly to perpetuate a lie. There is absolutely no truth to the alleged reports and no third person is the reason for Sahil and I to part ways. We have requested the media to be graceful and allow us this time for some privacy. Really hope they can respect that.” (Also Read: Ankita Bhargava Shares A Lovely Wish For Parents, Abhay and Kiran Bhargava One Their Anniversary)
We wish Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha, happy life ahead!
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