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Can you imagine someone getting late for their own wedding? Well, this was the case with Bollywood’s veteran actor and now politician, Shatrughan Sinha. Yes, he was late at his own wedding with Poonam Sinha. Shatrughan Sinha had met the love of his life, Poonam Sinha on a train to Patna. It was love at first sight as he was smitten by Poonam Chandiramani's beauty.
It was on June 27, 1965, when Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Chandiramani had met for the first time on a moving train. Sitting opposite to each other, both were quietly crying as she was scolded by her aunt and he was leaving his family and friends behind. Poonam's aunty was impressed with Shatrughan on the two-day trip and had handed him the address of their home in Mumbai and that was the beginning of 14 years of a beautiful friendship, which had ended in a successful marriage.
On HT NxT, during a panel discussion, Shatrughan Sinha shared that he wasn’t very punctual on the sets and revealed that he was even late for his wedding with Poonam Sinha by three hours. Admitting that he wasn’t very punctual on the sets, he shared the story from his wedding and said, “I was three hours late at my own wedding.”
While he was never on time on the sets, Shatrughan Sinha called his daughter, Sonakshi Sinha ‘over punctual’. He said, “My late father was educated in America and he was so punctual that if he was supposed to be somewhere at 6, he would reach at 5.55 and ring the bell at 6. His granddaughter, Sonakshi, has that quality. My sons, Luv and Kush, are also punctual but Sonakshi is the most punctual of them all.”
In a candid interview with Stardust, Shatrughan Sinha was asked if he was in love with Reena Roy when he had married Poonam. He had said, “My strongest emotion at that time was fear. I was very scared. I was happy being a bachelor, but I had reached a point where I was compelled to make the decision. Till the last moment, I wanted to back out. The wedding was in Bombay, I was in London. I caught the last flight which just about brought me in time for the wedding. Poonam was in a state- she thought I was backing out. Poonam has been good to me. If there are any flaws in this marriage, then the drawbacks are mine, not hers.”
In an interview with The Times Of India, Shatrughan Sinha had talked about his wife, Poonam Sinha and how she became the pillar of strength for him. He had shared, "She is a great lady who has been the backbone of our family. Home has been her first priority. It was due to her that I could do both films and politics with ease. She never left the kids at home even when she joined me for some outdoor shoots."
For the unversed, Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha completed 41 years of marital bliss on July 9, 2021.
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