After 11 years of marriage, the daughter of Bollywood couple Dharmendra and Hema Malini, actor Esha Deol and her husband Bharat Takhtani have announced their divorce.
As quoted by the Indian media, the couple confirmed their split in a joint statement, calling the separation “amicable”.
The statement issued to the indian news media which stated that, “We have mutually and amicably decided to part ways. Through this shift in our lives, the best interests and welfare of our two children are and will be of utmost importance to us. We’d appreciate our privacy is respected.” Esha and Bharat are parents to daughters Radhya, 6, and Miraya, 4. The former couple tied the knot in 2012.
Last year in June, Esha and Bharat celebrated their wedding anniversary as the Dhoom star wished her husband with a few photos on social media. However, speculations about their divorce began after Bharat wasn’t seen at Hema Malini’s birthday last year; he didn’t attend Esha’s birthday celebration either.
In her parenting book published in 2020, the actor shared that her husband felt “neglected” after they welcomed their second daughter. Esha, in her book Amma Mia, shared, “After my second baby, for a short while, I noticed that Bharat was cranky and irritated with me.
He felt that I wasn’t giving him enough attention. It is very natural for a husband to feel this way because at that time, I was consumed with Radhya’s playschool fiasco and feeding Miraya, and I was also between writing my book and dealing with my production meetings."
She furthered, "So, he felt neglected. And I immediately noticed the error of my ways. I remembered the times when Bharat had asked me for a new toothbrush, and it had slipped my mind, or when his shirts hadn’t been pressed or when I sent him off to work without bothering to check what he’d been given for lunch. He’s a man of very few needs, and if I couldn’t look after him, there was something wrong. I quickly made sure to rectify it.”