Pooja Bedi engaged to long time boyfriend Maneck Contractor


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Pooja Bedi is now engaged to get married to long time boyfriend Maneck Contractor. The actress-columnist opens up about entering this new phase in her life. Taking to social media, Pooja shared pictures from this Valentine’s Day when the proposal happened. She wrote, “He has literally swept me off my feet… ❤ i accepted Maneck Contractor’s proposal whilst sailing in a hot air balloon ❤ Wish all of you a lifetime of happiness & to always dream of a rainbow at the end of a storm ❤ (sic).


The proposal took place mid air on a hot-air balloon. Maneck went down on his knee and popped the question to Pooja to which she happily said yes. The two are planning to get hitched later this year. They are in the midst of adjusting dates of her daughter Aalia Furniturewalla’s shooting schedule and her son Omar Furniturewalah’s  college holidays.

Talking to Bombay Times about when and how the two met, Pooja said, “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.

Pooja was divorced back in 2003. Why did it take her so long to find the Mr Right? “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 (laughs!),” said Pooja while talking to BT.

Talking of how her kids have taken to Maneck, she said to BT, “I got divorced on February 14, 2003, and got engaged on February 14, 2019. I have had relationships in between and my kids have liked every person that I have been with. But it is very different with Maneck — they adore him and want him in our lives forever, which is a wonderful feeling as a single parent. They are happy that I am settling down finally. They have wanted this for me for the longest time. It’s a wonderful phase — my son is studying abroad, my daughter is entering films and the empty nest syndrome that a lot of mothers face has been filled beautifully by this relationship and my journey ahead with Maneck.”

Congratulations Pooja and Maneck.

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