Pooja Bhatt is all set to divorce her husband of 11 years, Manish Makhija. The two had fallen in love during the sets when she was directing her first movie ‘Paap’ and had tied the knot in Goa, in August 2003. Manish had played a small part in the film.The actor-director announced the news of separation herself on Twitter. She said that the were splitting amicable and that friends and foes were welcome to speculate.
Pooja Bhatt was dating Ranvir Shorey (who eventually married Konkona Sen Sharma). The two had been involved in a fracas which had got ugly when her brother Rahul Bhatt intervened to get physical with Ranvir. The media had speculated that Pooja’s growing friendship with Manish had created the rift in Ranvir-Pooja relationship.
Manish Makhjia (also called Munish) 46, (born Oct 7, 1968) is an ex-VJ and has a restaurant business. He had become quite famous in the 90s for his portrayal of the Haryanvi VJ character ‘Udham Singh’ on Channel V’s The Udham Singh Show. He has even worked in Tehelka.com for sometime before he went to Goa, where he started a lounge bar called the ‘The Other Side’ at Morgem Beach in Goa. He came back to television in a popular TV reality show called ‘Cash Cab-Meter Chalu Hai’ on UTV Bindass. He is the uncle of actress Masumeh Makhjia.
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