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Stardust (English) - - BLAST FROM THE PAST -

This nymphet who started her ca­reer at the ten­der age of 15, showed im­mense prom­ise yet gave up ev­ery­thing to marry pro­ducer Ra­jiv Rai. Sonam whose real name is Bhak­tavar, de­spite mak­ing her screen pres­ence felt, never re­ally made it to the top. How­ever, her mar­riage and sub­se­quent motherhood – she be­came mother to a son Gau­rav in 1992 – kept her away from the lime­light for many years. At that point of time, Ra­jiv Rai was al­legedly be­ing threat­ened by the un­der­world and even nearly es­caped a fa­tal bid to his life. The cou­ple with their son then van­ished from the Bollywood cir­cuit com­pletely and sup­pos­edly, lived in Switzer­land for many years. How­ever, things weren’t very good be­tween Sonam and her hus­band and they sup­pos­edly, started liv­ing apart from 2001. Last year, their re­la­tion­ship went com­pletely ka­put and ended in a di­vorce, and this year, af­ter a hia­tus of many years, Sonam came back into the spot­light. News fil­tered in that she mar­ried her boyfriend Dr Mu­rali Po­du­val. Sonam later con­firmed it on so­cial me­dia. She went on to say that Dr Mu­rali and she had met in Pondicherry and had fallen in love. Mu­rali like Sonam is also a di­vorcee. They got mar­ried in the pres­ence of Sonam’s 23-year-old son. Stardust wishes them the very best!

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