Former Bollywood actress Pooja Bedi is all excited about starting a new chapter in her life after she agreed to marry her boyfriend Maneck Contractor. In a post that she shared on her Twitter page, Pooja wrote that she was literally swept off her feet by Maneck when he popped the question on Valentine’s Day while they were sailing in a hot air balloon.
Pooja, who has two kids from her previous marriage to Farhan Furniturewalla, revealed in an interview with Bombay Times that they will be getting married later this year after fixing the dates to accommodate her daughter Aalia Furniturewalla’s filming schedule and her son Omar Furniturewalah’s college holidays. The tweet she posted showed her and Maneck beaming with happiness, and also an exquisite engagement ring.
In the interview she also spoke about how she and Maneck met, revealing that they go back a long way right from school days.
“Actually, Maneck and I have known each other since our boarding-school days. He was three years my senior. Though we weren’t that familiar with each other back then, we’ve always had common friends. Last year, he posted about his new venture in Goa on a chat group, and I went there to review it. That was how we reconnected,” she was quoted as saying.
Pooja, who divorced Farhan Furniturewalla in 2003, also spoke about finding Mr Right after more than 15 years.
“Every time you are in a relationship, you hope that this is the one. However, when you meet the person you are destined to be with, you don’t hope, you just know that he is the one. The beauty of our relationship is that it has been effortless in every way. Our families have merged beautifully. He has a wonderful open-hearted, jovial, Parsi family, who welcomed me. My kids, too, adore him. He is extraordinarily kind and cooks up a storm in the kitchen, which is an incredibly sexy quality,” she laughingly said.
Pooja goes on to speak about how her children have accepted Maneck and want him in their lives forever. She said she could not be happier, as being a single parent and with her kids leaving the nest, that emptiness is being filled beautifully with the new relationship she is starting with Maneck.