“But I decided that I want to stay in Pakistan"
Former Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan recently broke his silence on his divorce from legendary Indian actress Reena Roy, more than 30 years after their separation.
Khan admitted that despite marrying Reena Roy for her personality, he had never even seen her movies back in the day.
In an interview, Khan stated that he had no regrets about the marriage even though it was short-lived.
He said: “I have no regrets. I had married a human being, I didn’t see who she was or where she was from.
“But I decided that I want to stay in Pakistan. Our country is our identity.”
Speaking about having not seen any of her films when he married her, Khan said:
“I never watched any of her films before our wedding – no one believes this.
“If I was leaving home and there was an Amitabh Bachchan scene going on, I would probably stop and watch, but otherwise, I have never watched films.
“And I was never impressed by her beauty, I liked a good human being. That’s it.”
After being married, Roy, who was at the height of her career in the 1970s, took a break from her job and relocated to Pakistan, where she remained until her divorce in the 1990s.
The former couple had a daughter together named Jannat, who is also known as Sanam Khan.
In 2022, Roy revealed that, despite having custody of their daughter, she has never cut off communication with Mohsin Khan and that she admires him for how well he has done for himself.
The accomplished actress said:
“He’s the father of my daughter. He’s in touch with her. They share a close father-daughter bond. He’s settled well in life.”
“I pray that God keeps him healthy and happy.”
Roy had also said earlier that Khan insisted that she should move to London with him and take British citizenship when they first married, but she was not on board with the idea.
Upon why she married so early in her career, Roy explained that her mother would get concerned that she would remain single if she didn’t get married at the height of her fame in Bollywood.
She said: “I was tired of working round the clock from morning to night.
“My mother was after my life to settle down.
“She feared I’d remain unmarried and be left alone if I took more time.”