By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
Popular actress, Simi Garewal is often called the 'Oprah Winfrey of India' after she created a huge name for herself through her iconic celebrity talk show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal. Although she is an exceptionally talented actress who has proved the mettle of her acting skills with her performances in the films like, Do Badan, Mera Naam Joker, Karz, Saathi, and many more. There's no doubt that she is known across India as 'The Lady in White', courtesy of her signature white clothes that she used to wear on her talk show.
However, more than her professional life, Simi Garewal's relationship with the Maharaja of Jamnagar and her marriage with Ravi Mohan have been the focal point of her life so far. But the actress had rarely talked about them in public, and one such incident was when she had talked about her personal life in her 2013 interview with a news portal.
In 2013, Simi Garewal had opened up about her famous relationship with the Maharaja of Jamnagar in a heart-to-heart conversation with Filmfare. The iconic actress had revealed that she was 17 when she had fallen in love with the Maharaja, as he was her neighbour and had called their relationship a passionate one. She had said:
"At 17, I fell in love with my neighbour – the Maharaja of Jamnagar. It was a turbulent and passionate affair that lasted for three years."
Going further in the interview, when Simi Garewal was asked to recall the time she had spent with her lover, the Maharaja of Jamnagar. Recalling the same, Simi had stated that she had done tons of crazy things with him. However, with time, their relationship had turned into an obsessive one, and that's when Simi had experienced the toxic effect of possessiveness in the relationship. She had explained:
"He showed me a wonderful world of animals, sports and food. Of passion and compassion… we did mad, crazy things but it grew obsessive. I look back at it now with a smile. But I realised what possessiveness could do to a relationship. It cured me forever of jealousy in love."
In the same interview, Simi Garewal also opened up about her long-distance marriage with her ex-husband, Ravi Mohan, revealing the factors contributing to their mutual decision to part ways with each other. However, Simi had also added that both of them have maintained a healthy bond with one another, despite the end of their marriage. She had stated:
"We were two nice people but not made for each other. It was a long-distance marriage. We started living apart more and more but divorced over a decade later. The good thing is that there was never any ill-will. I'm close to his family even now."
In the year 2020, when Simi Garewal had shared a throwback picture of the world-famous industrialist, Ratan Tata through her Twitter handle, it had turned the internet upside down. Everyone was in awe of Ratan Tata's look from his younger days, and the picture was all over the social media in split seconds. Along with the picture, Simi had written, "This is exactly how @RNTata2000 was like when we first met" in her tweet, and everyone had started speculating about Simi's relationship with Ratan Tata.
In a 2011 interview with The Times Of India, when Simi Garewal was questioned about her involvement with the industrialist, Ratan Tata and whether power turns her on. Answering this, Simi had stated:
"Ratan and I go back a long way. He's perfection, he's got a sense of humour, is modest, and the perfect gentleman. Money was never his driving force. He's not as relaxed in India as he is abroad."
For the unversed, Simi Garewal is a cousin of Pamela Chopra, wife of the legendary director, Yash Chopra.