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Reena Roy was just 19 years old when she experienced stardom with the sleeper hit, Kaalicharan opposite Shatrughan Sinha. After this, Reena got more than 100 movies to work on. However, after her marriage to Pakistani cricketer, Mohsin Khan, the gorgeous actress disappeared from the film industry. But after her marriage fell apart, she moved back to India and signed a few films.
Reena Roy has undoubtedly done many superhit movies in her career, but it was her affair with Shatrughan Sinha that is still fresh in the minds of people. After learning that Shatrughan married his ladylove, Poonam Sinha, a heartbroken Reena had decided to move on in her life. As a result, she had tied the knot with Pakistani cricketer, Mohsin Khan in Karachi. The couple was content in their marriage life and soon got blessed with a daughter, Jannat. In an interview with the ETimes, Reena said that Jannat was the reason why she left Bollywood. In her words:
“I had the responsibility of my daughter. Her education is complete now. Being a single mother, you have to take care of your daughter first. It’s a full-time job. It's up to her what she wants to pursue."
As Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan’s marriage fell apart in the early 1990s, she fought for her daughter’s custody. Mohsin had taken Jannat along with him to Karachi and gave up her charge only after his third marriage. After getting Jannat’s custody, Reena changed her name to Sanam. In the same conversation, Reena expressed that as a single mother, she always tries to provide the best education to Sanam. She said:
"I started working very early in my life. Sometimes, I'd study sometimes I'd work. I wanted to make sure that my daughter gets an education."
Reena Roy is an incredible actress. She even runs an acting school with her daughter, Sanam in Mumbai. Talking about her comeback to the silver screen and OTT, Reena said that she would like to do movies which are similar to Baghban and Mother India. She also praised the working environment of the South Indian industry and said:
"I want to do something along the lines of Baghban and Mother India. These days, I watch more South films that are dubbed in Hindi. Their action and dance are unbelievable. I enjoy those films. I have worked a lot down South in the past. They were very punctual, particular and very dedicated."
Even after so many years, people talk about Reena Roy and Shatrughan Sinha’s old affair. When Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha’s daughter, Sonakshi made her big Bollywood debut in Dabangg, people compared her uncanny resemblance with Reena Roy. Some had even called Sonakshi a lovechild of Reena and Shatrughan. However, in many interviews, Reena denied it.
We are excited to see Reena Roy on the silver screen again.