Pooja Bedi Gets Engaged To Boyfriend Maneck Contractor, Shares The Details Of Her Sky High Proposal


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Pooja Bedi Gets Engaged To Boyfriend Maneck Contractor, Shares The Details Of Her Sky High Proposal

Love is not just a feeling that you experience, it’s a way of living that changes you entirely. The journey of finding your soulmate might be a tedious one but it’s definitely worth fighting for. As in the end, love finds its way into your life! Pooja Bedi, who ruled the hearts of millions of 90s kid with her Bollywood debut in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, has found love again. (Recommend Read: Debina Bonnerjee's Heartfelt Birthday Wish For Her 'King', Gurmeet Choudhary Will Melt Your Heart)

The 48-year-old former actress and now a columnist, Pooja got engaged to her boyfriend, Maneck Contractor. She shared the big news with her fans through her column, and revealed how Maneck popped up the question on Valentine’s day, and wrote, “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, further shared how it took her 16 years to find love again. She wrote, “It’s been 16 years since I got divorced and emotionally it’s been such a roller coaster. Each and every relationship that I’ve been in since has added so many dimensions and colour to my life. Most people look back at their past and are filled with regret or pain. I look back with so much gratitude, for good times shared and also, most importantly for teaching me what I don’t want or will not accept.” (Also Read: Dipika Kakar Ibrahim And Shoaib Ibrahim Had A Romantic Photoshoot On Their First Wedding Anniversary)

The actress spilled the beans on her love-story to Bombay Times, revealing how she fell in love with Maneck and said, “Maneck and I have known each other since our boarding-school days. He was three years my senior. Though we weren’t that familiar with each other back then, we’ve always had common friends. Last year, he posted about his new venture in Goa on a chat group, and I went there to review it. That was how we reconnected.”

She also went on to talk about the times when society believed that a girl should always ‘compromise’ no matter what. She shared, “I grew up in times where the word “compromise” was integral to relationships and it was mainly women who bent and even broke just to hold onto their marriages. I always chose to want my life and relationships to be empowering to both individuals. I felt it so important to recognise that people enter each others’ lives at various stages to add to their respective journeys.  When energies are no longer in sync, paths diverge and it’s so important to recognise that the way forward is to look back with a smile and ahead with excitement.” (You May Also Like: Sara Ali Khan Avoids Getting Clicked With Sushant, Listens To Step-Mom Kareena's Advice?)

Pooja was earlier married to Farhan Furniturewala, but they got divorced 16 years ago. Speaking about the same, she had said, “Every time you are in a relationship, you hope that this is the one. However, when you meet the person you are destined to be with, you don’t hope, you just know that he is the one. The beauty of our relationship is that it has been effortless in every way. Our families have merged beautifully. He has a wonderful open-hearted, jovial, Parsi family, who welcomed me. My kids, too, adore him. He is extraordinarily kind and cooks up a storm in the kitchen, which is an incredibly sexy quality (laughs!).” 

Pooja further went on talk about her children, Aalia and Omar Ebrahim’s equation with Maneck. She stated, “I got divorced on February 14, 2003, and got engaged on February 14, 2019. I have had relationships in between and my kids have liked every person that I have been with. But it is very different with Maneck — they adore him and want him in our lives forever, which is a wonderful feeling as a single parent. They are happy that I am settling down finally. They have wanted this for me for the longest time. It’s a wonderful phase — my son is studying abroad, my daughter is entering films and the empty nest syndrome that a lot of mothers face has been filled beautifully by this relationship and my journey ahead with Maneck.” She also opened up about the details of her 2019 wedding, and said, “Our wedding will take place later this year when we align dates of Aalia’s shoot and my son’s college holidays.” (Don't Miss: Raveena Tandon Thadani Shares Unseen Pics From Her Wedding With Anil Thadani On Their Anniversary)

Well, we can't wait for Pooja and Maneck's wedding! What about you?

Cover and Images Courtesy: Pooja Bedi
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