Pooja Ghai Reveals The Reason Behind Marrying Her Boyfriend In A Hurry, Son Encouraged To Do So

Pooja Ghai's ended her first marriage with Neeraj Rawal on a bitter note and after 12 years of her divorce, she chose to restart her life with beau, Nowshir.


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Pooja Ghai Reveals The Reason Behind Marrying Her Boyfriend In A Hurry, Son Encouraged To Do So

In India, we are often told to continue to work in a marriage that no longer helps in our growth than to end it on the right note. The world forgets that the baggage of an unhappy marriage is heavier than the baggage of ending a marriage. After all, no life ends with a divorce, but rather it is the start of a new dawn. And that's exactly what happened when Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi actress, Pooja Ghai decided to move on and start a new chapter of her life. (Recommend Read: Sameera Reddy Talks About Embracing Motherhood, Shares Her C-Section Child Birth Story)

For those who don't know, Pooja Ghai married her first husband, Neeraj Rawal in the early 2000s, but it was in the year 2007 when they hit a rough patch and the duo parted ways. They have a handsome son, who they lovingly named Raaj, and after 12 years of divorce, Pooja finally took the courage to restart her life with beau and now husband, Nowshir Engineer.

Pooja Ghai and Nowshir Engineer

Recently, in an interview with SpotboyE, Pooja talked about her second marriage, and said, "Well, I was putting a lot about Nowshir on my social media accounts. Actually, sab itna jaldi mein ho gaya ki poocho hi mat." She further shared the reason for all the hurry, and stated, "Mom has been keeping very unwell. She has been detected with brain cancer, now her right side has got paralysed. Recently, I even took her to Delhi to meet all her relatives."

Pooja also revealed that it was her son, Raaj that encouraged her to get married, and shared, "I was dating Nowshir since sometime and it was just on June 4 that my son Raaj said that we should get married. You can say he put forth the proposal on Nowshir's behalf. Nowshir and Raaj are very good friends." (Also Read: Parineeti Chopra Talks About Rumoured Beau, Charit Desai, Says, 'I've Never Accepted Or Denied It')

Engineer family

The actress further talked about her son, and his interest in acting, "He wants to become an actor. He is currently working as an Asst. Director in one of the upcoming Bollywood film. Raj could not see me in that state when my (first) marriage with Neeraj (Rawal) hit a rough patch."

Pooja had a given her first marriage a chance and even reconciled with Neeraj, but things didn't work out between the two and they parted, talking about the same, she stated, "Yeah, but it didn't work out. We hit a rough patch for the second time, which was actually when Raaj said, "Mom, can you just move away from this relationship? It isn't worth it anymore."  That happened in 2015-16. Different people, different mindsets. Neeraj and I just could not converge. We tried very hard, though. Nahin hua and we said let's end it. We decided to end it forever, which means a legal separation, as by then Raaj too wasn't a kid any longer and had started to understand things."

Pooja Ghai and Neeraj Rawal

Talking about her second marriage, Pooja shared, "It happened on 7th. I posted the pictures late and the media thought that it was 9th. By the way, Nowshir had to leave for Dubai the same night. We have our businesses there, which we started sometime after demonetisation happened. I am into wedding-planning and run it by the name of Tranquil Weddings. Nowshir is also into events but a different segment of it. He had to rush back to Dubai for work as I had called him for just a day, to get married."

She further added, "Mom's health has suddenly slipped since the last 3 weeks. I wanted her to see the marriage. I didn't have to do much, as I am a wedding planner myself and have a fleet of people who managed it in 24 hours. I will now shuttle between Mumbai and Dubai. Meanwhile, Raj is likely to go and do a film course in New York Academy. I knew him for a long time but we started dating only about a year-and-half ago. And as I said, I am sure that I have taken the right decision."

Coming back to Pooja's relationship with her son, Raaj, in an interview with the DNA she had talked about it in detail. She had stated, "Motherhood has definitely been the most challenging phase for me. I have enjoyed it the most too. Yes, I am not with my husband any longer. We have parted. I manage to take out time for Raaj. We read books together, play video games. I also take him out shopping."

Talking about the divorce and how Raaj had reacted, the actress had shared, "He is smart enough and does not crib about it. I have a healthy relationship with my son. Anyway, he is too young now to discuss our parting with. I am a mature girl and my decision was mature too. We broke up on a good note and are still good friends. My son loves to see me acting. But he hates to see some other children call me mummy. I had done this commercial where the kid called me ‘Mummy’. Raaj would start hitting the television when he saw that commercial." (Don't Miss: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Pens A Special Birthday Wish For Her Mother-In-Law, Denise Jonas)

Well, we are happy for Pooja's new journey with husband, Nowshir! 

Cover and Images Courtesy: Pooja Ghai
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