See photos: Pooja Bedi is having a good time with fiance Maneck Contractor in Goa

Published: 13 November, 2019 10:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Goa

Check out Pooja Bedi's pictures with fiance Maneck Contractor from their recent Goa vacay!

Pooja Bedi with fiance Maneck Contractor (Picture courtesy/Pooja Bedi's official Instagram account)
Pooja Bedi with fiance Maneck Contractor (Picture courtesy/Pooja Bedi's official Instagram account)

Pooja Bedi is holidaying in Goa with her fiance-entrepreneur Maneck Contractor. The former actress took to Instagram to share a few pictures of her Goa diaries and they are adorable. Seems like, the duo is having a good time together. Pooja shared a loved up photo with Maneck on Instagram and wrote alongside, "Unfiltered togetherness".

Pooja Bedi got engaged to boyfriend Maneck Contractor on February 14, 2019, Valentine's Day. She had revealed that they are planning to tie the knot by the end of this year. Maneck took Pooja on a hot air balloon ride and proposed her with a ring.

Check out Pooja Bedi's pictures with fiance Maneck Contractor from their recent Goa vacay:

 
 
 
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Unfiltered togetherness... ❤

A post shared by Pooja Bedi (@poojabediofficial) onNov 11, 2019 at 8:51pm PST

In another one, Pooja and Maneck can be seen paddle-boarding together. She wrote alongside: "The sport is called SUP... and I'm doing double masti with fiance Maneck contractor."

 
 
 
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The sport is called SUP .. and I'm doing double masti with fiancee @maneckofficial ❤

A post shared by Pooja Bedi (@poojabediofficial) onNov 11, 2019 at 9:29pm PST

Pooja Bedi also discussed her wedding plans to media and revealed, "Our wedding will take place later this year when we align dates of Alaia's shoot and my son Omar's college holidays."

Pooja has two children, Alaia, and Omar from her former husband Farhan Furniturewalla. Speaking about Maneck and his family, Pooja had revealed that Maneck has a wonderful open-hearted, jovial, Parsi family, who welcomed her. The actress, best known for her role of Devika in Aamir Khan's Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar divorced on February 14, 2003. Coincidently, she got engaged on February 14, 2019. She has had various relationships in between and the 49-year-old affirmed that her kids had liked every person that she has been with. But this time, it is better with Maneck, as Alaia and Omar adore him and want him in their lives forever.

Pooja and Maneck both were school mates and the later was three years senior to her and had a few common friends. In 2018, when Maneck posted about his new venture in Goa on a chat group (their school group), Pooja went there to review it and that was how they reconnected.

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  • 1/23

    Pooja Bedi, who is best known for her act in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, was born on May 11, 1970. Pooja's mother late Protima Gauri Bedi, was an acclaimed Odissi dancer and her father Kabir Bedi, well, he needs no introduction. After receiving her basic education at Besant Montessori in Mumbai, Pooja was sent to Lawrence School, Sanawar - a private boarding school in Himachal Pradesh, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious schools in Asia. (All photos/mid-day archives and Instagram)

  • 2/23

    Pooja Bedi completed high-school in LA. Her film Vishkanya (1991), where she played the lead, was her ticket to India.

  • 3/23

    While Pooja Bedi's mother opposed her joining films as she believed her daughter was made for more intellectually-challenging things, her father, actor Kabir Bedi said that if she was making a film debut, she should be launched on a bigger platform.

    In picture: Pooja Bedi with son Omar and daughter Alaya

  • 4/23

    After Vishkanya, Pooja Bedi appeared in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) with Aamir Khan. Her character as Devika is still remembered and she was also nominated in the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1993, though her career never took off in Bollywood later.

  • 5/23

    Very few know that Pooja Bedi is the 18th descendant of Guru Nanak from her father Kabir Bedi's side. Her British grandmother converted to Buddhism and was associated with the Karmapa.

  • 6/23

    Pooja Bedi's Buddhist name is Karma Saraswati. When she married Farhan Furniturewalla - a Parsi Muslim - in 1994, she changed her name to Noorjahan.

    In picture: Pooja Bedi with father Kabir Bedi

  • 7/23

    However, Pooja and Farhan divorced in 2003, but continue being friends. The couple has two children - daughter Alaya, who made her Bollywood debut in 2019 with Jawaani Jaaneman and son Omar.

    In picture: Farhan Furniturewalla, Pooja Bedi and Alaya Furniturewala.

  • 8/23

    Pooja Bedi confessed to being a book lover and revealed how a paperback helped in her decision to separate from her husband Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewalla. "When I read books, my life changes. I read the book 'Who moved My Cheese?' written by Dr. Spencer Johnson. After reading that book, I thought of divorce," she said.

    In pic: Pooja Bedi and Alaya Furniturewala.

  • 9/23

    Though Pooja's acting career never turned out successful, she made sure her daughter is well prepared for the big Bollywood game. Alaya, who is now as famous as her grandfather and mother, did a one-year film direction and acting course in New York University, before entering Bollywood.

    In picture: Pooja Bedi and Alaya.

  • 10/23

    Very few know that Pooja's brother Siddharth, who was a computer programmer in the US, was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He committed suicide on July 19, 1997. Bedi was six months pregnant with Alaya then and stayed on in the US to bear her. In picture: Pooja Bedi with her daughter Alaya.

  • 11/23

    Life was never easy for Pooja Bedi, especially, talking about her relationships. The actress' personal life was always under scrutiny. Before marrying Farhan Furniturewala, she apparently dated Aditya Pancholi. However, the affair ended miserably.

    In picture: Pooja Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar.

  • 12/23

    After her divorce, she was said to be dating Hanif Hilal, a popular dance choreographer. The couple danced their way into each other's heart on the sets on Nach Baliye 3. But, after dating for a few years, they decided to part ways in late 2008. In pic: Pooja Bedi with Hanif Hilal.

  • 13/23

    In an interview with mid-day, Hanif had even stated reason: It's just that both of us reached a point where we didn't see each other as prospective spouses. After investing so much time and emotion into a person, if you realise that then it means there's something missing. It's sad that something so beautiful has come to an end. In picture: Hanif Hilal, Pooja Bedi with kids Alaya and Omar.

  • 14/23

    After Hanif, Pooja Bedi was said to be keen to get married and start a new life with boyfriend Dwiti Vikramaditya, who hailed from Bhubaneswar (Orissa) and was associated with United Nations Development Programme. Apparently, Dwiti Vikramaditya's family did not approve of his relationship with Pooja Bedi, thus ending their 18 months old relationship.

  • 15/23

    After going through various failed relationships, Pooja Bedi found solace in Sky, aka Akashdeep Sehgal. The two became friends during the show - Bigg Boss 5. But, Pooja and Sky amicably broke-up in 2013.

  • 16/23

    In the meanwhile, Pooja Bedi turned a columnist. She wrote for mid-day, Times of India, the Hindustan Times and has written articles for numerous publications, including L'officiel, Femina and The Week.

  • 17/23

    Ironically, Pooja Bedi started actively giving out relationship tips through various columns and was even called the agony aunt of the country. "I have become this country's agony aunt as I am doling out relationship tips through various publications. I spotlight the problems and give solutions. It's wonderful to know that so many people respond, it's a responsibility. I have seven columns a month," Pooja was quoted saying, during her 'columnist' phase.

    In pic: Pooja Bedi with Rekha.

  • 18/23

    Pooja Bedi also tried her hands in Television, by appearing in reality shows like 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa', 'Nach Baliye', 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' and 'Maa Exchange'. 

    In pic: Shekhar Sumar, Pooja Bedi and Karan Johar.

  • 19/23

    While many criticized the actress for appearing in reality shows, only to grab the limelight, she had a befitting answer to it. Especially talking about her Bigg Boss stint, Pooja Bedi said, "People, who come to 'Bigg Boss' to look for work, should not come to the show then...because you don't get work generated out of 'Bigg Boss'. I do not think anyone should use this show as a platform or as a career move because I don't think that out of this show, anyone has been given a career."

    In pic: Pooja Bedi with Mahesh Manjrekar.

  • 20/23

    However, as they say, after every storm comes a rainbow, in 2019, Pooja Bedi got engaged to boyfriend Maneck Contractor on February 14, 2019, Valentine's Day.

    In picture: Pooja Bedi with Maneck Contractor

  • 21/23

    Speaking further about Maneck and his family, Pooja said, "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. Our families have merged beautifully. He has a wonderful open-hearted, jovial, Parsi family, who welcomed me."

  • 22/23

    Narrating how she met Maneck, the columnist revealed that they both were school mates and he was three years senior to her and had a few 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."

    In picture: Pooja Bedi and Farhan Furniturewalla at the screening of their daughter Alaya's Bollywood debut, Jawaani Jaaneman. Though divorced, they share cordial ties. Farhan was with wife Laila Khan and son Zaan. Pooja was with fiancé Maneck Contractor.

  • 23/23

    Pooja Bedi has seen lots of ups and downs in her life. All we wish is a happy life ahead for this strong woman!

    P.S: Happy birthday, Pooja!

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