Race 3 actor ‘Bobby Deol’ was in relationship with 90s popular actress ‘Neelam Kothari’ for five years. Bobby met Neelam when he was new star kid on the block. He made his Bollywood debut opposite ‘Twinkle Khanna’ in ‘Barsaat’. Not many know about Bobby and Neelam’s relationship as they called it quits in 90s itself.
Bobby and Neelam remained tight-lipped about their romantic relationship for a long time. However, the 90s actress turned jewellery designer spilled the beans of their breakup in an interview to Stardust magazine.
The 49-year-old actress stated as mentioned in Indiatoday.in report: "Yes, it's true that Bobby and I have split. I don't like talking about my personal life as it is, but there are a lot of misconceptions and baseless rumours floating around, which I would like to lay to rest with a clarification. I don't want people to believe what is untrue. And one of the rumours is that Bobby and I have split because of his involvement with Pooja Bhatt. Well, let me tell you and the world, that this is false. I didn't break off with Bobby because of a Pooja Bhatt. Or any other girl for that matter. Our decision to part ways was mutual and amicable. Certainly not because of infidelity on anyone's part."
While Neelam is happily married to TV actor ‘Samir Soni’, Bobby is married to costume designer ‘Tanya Deol’. There’s great difference between stardom of Samir and Bobby. However, Neelam considers her breakup with Bobby as one of the most sensible decisions of her life.
Neelam further said as quoted in India Today: "I just kept thinking about ultimately ending up as a star-wife and the thought nagged me so much that it began haunting me. You know the thought of getting involved with a guy who's getting into films. He hasn't even started I just felt scared. Terribly scared. I can't explain the fear, I thought, might as well finish it now. I couldn't bear the thought of something going wrong later. It would have been too late. I see it happening all around me, to all the star-wives. Okay, so I decided late, very late, I agree. But still, not too late."
Hum Saath Saath Hai actress made this decision at that time when star wives were not given much importance in Bollywood. Now the time has changed and even the star wives receive the attention and status just like A-list actresses.
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