Nawab and I exchanged vows in Delhi, Pooja Batra confirms wedding


Pooja Batra confirmed wedding to Bollywood actor Nawab Shah. The couple tied the knot on July 4.

“Nawab and I exchanged vows in Delhi, with only our families in attendance. Our loved ones kept asking us why we were delaying it (the marriage). I was simply going with the flow, but then I realised that he is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with, and there is no point in delaying it any further. So, here we are. We had an Arya Samaj wedding, and we will register our marriage this week,” she said.

Talking about her husband, she said, “We strongly connected after we were reintroduced by a common friend in February this year. I guess we reconnected at the right time in our life. We were in the same space emotionally and hit it off instantly... We share emotional and intellectual compatibility, and we don’t have to explain too much to each other. I like the fact that he is a family person.”

She revealed that it was Nawab who proposed to her, “He was ready to propose to me soon after we met. Eventually, he proposed to me in Delhi, and again when he came to meet my parents with his family.”

Pooja was earlier married to Los Angeles-based orthopaedic surgeon, Sonu Ahluwalia. After nine years, they got divorced in 2011.Speaking about her past marriage, she said, “Everybody goes through phases. I survived one of the most difficult ones, as I was alone in a foreign country. But then, that’s life, isn’t it? You learn as you grow and your mindset also changes with time.”

This is the first time Pooja has opened up about her relationship with Nawab. “Life’s a party when you are with your soulmate,” while Nawab wrote, “Happiness”.