Television couple Maninee De and Mihir Mehra have separated after being together for 16 years. The couple has been living separately from quite some time.
Confirming the news of their separation, Maninee told Times of India, “Yes, it is true that Mihir and I have been living separately for six months. The reasons for our separation are too personal to be divulged. Also, I respect the sacredness and sanctity of our relationship. We gave it our best, but the outcome isn’t in our hands.”
The actress said that while many people had thought right at the beginning that this marriage won’t last, their love, care and compassion kept them together for 16 years. However, she says their relationship evolved and took them on different paths with time.
Maninee De and Mihir Mehra separated after 16 years
“Many people had given our marriage just three weeks, but it lasted 16 years. It means that we had a lot of love, care and compassion for each other. However, relationships and people evolve with time. In our case, we evolved at different paces and our paths diverged. I have an aesthetic way of looking at life. Maybe, we had a karmic debt and it lived out its course,” said Maninee.
Lastly, when asked if they are heading for divorce, Maninee said that she does not know about it now. ‘I don’t know and can’t say anything about it at this point. We haven’t spoken about it.’ the actress concluded.
Mihir starred as Dr Rahul in the popular TV serial Sanjivani. The two of them also participated as a couple in Nach Baliye Season 1.
Manini rose to fame by playing the role of Katiya in Ssshhhh…Koi Hai, the horror TV series, and Pari Kapadia in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. She is also well known for her role as Dr Sonali Barwe in C.I.D. In 2006, she appeared in the film Krrish, as a friend of the character of Priyanka Chopra.