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Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale. But Who would have thought that you can meet your life-partner in a chance meeting on a train in Patna, can result in a life-long relationship? Well, it is not a filmy love story, but the reality of veteran actor, Shatrughan Sinha, who had met the love of his life, Poonam Sinha on a train to Patna. It was love at first sight as Shatrughan Sinha was smitten by Poonam Chandiramani's beauty. (Recommend Read: When Priyadarshan's Daughter, Kalyani Revealed The Reason Behind Her Dad And Mom, Lissy's Divorce)
It was on June 27, 1965, when the duo had first met each other on a moving train. Surprisingly, both were quietly crying while sitting opposite each other. One for possibly being scolded by her aunty, and the other at the thought of leaving his family and friends behind. Poonam's aunty was impressed with Shatrughan in the two-day trip and had handed her the address of their home in Mumbai and that was the start of 14 years of a beautiful friendship, which ended into a successful marriage.
Recently, in an interview with The Times of India, Shatrughan Sinha talked about his wife, Poonam and how she became the pillar of strength for him. He shared, "She is a great lady who has been the backbone of our family. Home has been her first priority. It was due to her that I could do both films and politics with ease. She never left the kids at home even when she joined me for some outdoor shoots." (Also Read: Mandira Bedi Shares A Video Of Her Adopted Daughter, Tara Getting Her First Haircut At A Salon)
Shatrughan ji also revealed whether their children are close to him or his wife. The actor said, "She has had a larger hand in their upbringing, so, naturally, they are closer to her. Sonakshi was closer to me but Poonam has gradually taken her too away on her side."
For those who don’t know, Shatrughan was known as the ladies man and he was in a relationship with Reena Roy. In a candid interview with the Stardust, Shatrughan was asked if he was in love with Reena when he had married Poonam. He had said, “My strongest emotion at that time was fear. I was very scared. I was happy being a bachelor, but I had reached a point where I was compelled to make the decision. Till the last moment, I wanted to back out. The wedding was in Bombay, I was in London. I caught the last flight which just about brought me in time for the wedding. Poonam was in a state - she thought I was backing out. Poonam has been good to me. If there are any flaws in this marriage, then the drawbacks are mine, not hers.” (Don't Miss: Ankita Karan Patel Gives A Glimpse Of Her Little Munchkin, Mehr Patel's Shoe Collection)
Well, Shatrughan and Poonam's love story is nothing less than a fairytale!