Pooja Bedi Revealed How Life Changed Post Her Separation From Farhan, 'Unhone Mujhe Bohot Daraya'

In a throwback interview, Pooja Bedi mentioned what she had to face after she parted ways with her ex-husband, Farhan Furniturewala. However, she also revealed how he stood on her foot then.


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Pooja Bedi Revealed How Life Changed Post Her Separation From Farhan, 'Unhone Mujhe Bohot Daraya'

Pooja Bedi is the daughter of Indian actor, Kabir Bedi and his first wife, Protima Bedi. Pooja too followed in her parents' footsteps and became one of the boldest actresses of her time. The Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander actress later became a television talk show host and newspaper columnist. Talking about her personal life, she married a businessman, Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala and was blessed with two kids, Alaya Furniturewalla and Omar Furniturewalla. However, after 9 years of marital bliss, Pooja parted ways with Farhan in 2003. Now, we stumbled upon an old interview, wherein Pooja revealed how her life changed after she decided to part ways with her ex-husband, Farhan.

Pooja Bedi reveals she walked out of the marriage without alimony

In an interview with Doordarshan Sahyadri, Pooja Bedi was asked how her life was changed completely post-separation from her ex-husband, Farhan Furniturewala. To this, she revealed how she walked out of the marriage without taking any alimony from him. Pooja revealed she was left with no other choice and had made up her mind that she would no longer be in the marriage to screw herself. In Pooja's words:

“Where there is a will, there is a way. I know that I don’t want to be in a marriage, that is a definite thing, now I need to find solutions. Problems are plenty, the husband feels you are the perfect wife, why will I let you go, but I said, ‘Hello! This is not a perfect marriage and maybe you are not a good husband, I want to go.’ He said no, if I give you money, then for sure you will leave, which I don’t want. I was in a  fix, because I just didn’t want to be in that marriage."

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Pooja on how she didn't want her kids to suffer

Further, Pooja, the mother of two, Alaya and Omar, revealed that her ex-husband, Farhan gave her a threat that if she took any alimony, she would be dragged into the courts for a long time. Thus, she opted for peace and grew the belief that she would do something better. Pooja then talked about the production company she and Farhan had built up together and mentioned how she regrew confidence in herself to follow her gut feeling. She added:

“Back in the day, even the court systems were different, laws were different, women’s rights movement wasn’t so active the way it is today. So, I asked myself what I want– do I want to go to court and fight him, demanding money. Because it isn’t like I left my career for him, I also made his career with him. Furniturewala was started by us, we launched it together. Production, delivery, marketing client handling, I would do it with him. I was a part of his company, but not legally. I had built it with my hard work also, but legally my name wasn’t there, so what do I do. I thought if I go to court and fight it out, there will be bitterness, the kids will suffer as well.”

Pooja revealed why she chose to remain friends with Farhan

In the same conversation, Pooja mentioned that her ex-husband, Farhan also used to threaten her. She mentioned that since women used to get replaced by young actresses in those days, the same thing could happen to her. Thus, her ex-husband used to frighten her by showing a similar kind of uncertain future. However, Pooja believed that she could easily make a career once again as she had once gained the experience while starting from scratch at the mere age of 18. Elaborating on the same, she revealed:

“Unhone mujhe bohot daraya, that I only know the film industry, which has also changed a lot, younger actresses have come in and I have to kids, so who will cast me in films, how will I survive. I got more tensed. Of course, it is difficult, it is not easy. My mother had passed away and she had left a small amount of money for me as inheritance. I started from scratch at 18 and became successful, so I had the will that I could do it again. So what if I am a divorcee, have two children, I want to be happy, and the universe will definitely help me and I left.”

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How Pooja Bedi regained financial stability post her separation from her ex-husband, Farhan?

Finally, Pooja shared how she regained financial stability after separating from her ex-husband, Farhan. For the unversed, she had then started writing weekly columns with a monthly salary of Rs. 16,000 per month. Not only this, she began working in talk shows, signed a modelling contract and became a brand ambassador and much more. Thus, within a very short period of time, she revealed driving the same Mercedes that Farhan had at that time. Pooja stated:

“Then modelling contract happened, then I started becoming a brand ambassador, began hosting events. Within one and a half years, I was driving the same Mercedes that my husband had. Within two years, he called me asking for loan, as he wanted to expand his business.”

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