Pooja Bhatt, Manish Makhija end their marriage after 11 years


Actor-director Pooja Bhatt and the eldest daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt have announced her separation from her husband Manish Makhija. Pooja and Manish was married for the past 11 years. The couple got married in 2003.

Pooja known for the movies ‘Jism,’ ‘Paap,’ ‘Rog’ and many more tweeted about her separation from husband Manish Makhija. “To all those who care & especially those that don't my husband Munna & Me have decided to part ways after 11 glorious years of marriage.”

Pooja and Manish, a former VJ and music composer met on the set of ‘Paap’ and they fell for each other. After few months of dating, the couple got married in Goa.

Manish also runs restaurant and he is also composing music for Pooja’s next film ‘Cabaret’.

The director further tweeted that they respect each other and will remain friends forever. “Our split as some might call it is amicable & we hold each other in the highest esteem for now and forever,” she said in the second tweet.

There have been a series of rumours floating around in the media for few months. But this time Pooja decided to not to leave anything to speculation and announced the split herself.

In her last tweet about the separation Pooja commented, “The reason I explain Is because we are both part of the public domain. Our friends, well wishers & foes are free to now speculate. : )”

Manish, known for his show ‘The Udham Singh Show’ on Channel V and UTV Bindass’ “Cash Cab – Meter Chalu Hai”, owns a restaurant-bar in Goa.

Pooja Bhatt who acted in movies like ‘Dadd’, ‘Sadak’ and ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin’, and who  is the half-sister of actress Alia Bhatt last directed Sunny Leone in ‘Jism 2’.