My marriage has been called off: Meera
For the last few months, Pakistani actor Meera’s wedding has been in the news. According to a local media report in Pakistan, Meera is all set to marry her fiance Naveed Shahazad on July 21.
However, Meera told DT that the wedding has been called off. The reason, she said, were her to-be in-laws who were making false allegations against her.
“Shaadi nahi ho rahi hai. Jo aurat ko izzat nahi dena jaante hain unse main shaadi nahi karna chahti hun. The boy was good but the problem was his family which was acting cheap and wanted publicity in media. Un logon ko news main aane ka itna shauk tha, jis wajah se I got pissed off and just broke the marriage off. I feel blackmailing se koi shaadi nahi hoti hai. Unhone bahut harass kiya, galat ilzaam lagaye. How can you expect me to get married into such a family?” she said.
Meera got engaged to Naaved in February this year. However, Naaved’s father Raja Pervez alleged that Meera is already married and her divorce case is pending in the Pakistan marriage court. But, Raja later denied making the accusations. Meera felt humiliated by the allegations and called off the marriage.
“Bahut cheap publicity kar rahe the ladke wale and my family was very upset with the false news being circulated in the media. Initially, I was very upset but then I realized kya fyaada aise logon ke ghar main shaadi karke jaane ka. I spoke to Naaved directly and told him that I don’t want to get married. I don’t regret my decision. I would prefer to settle down with someone who is a gentleman.”
Meera feels Shoaib Akhtar was the reason behind her in-laws’ changed attitude. “The main cause for this incident is my ex-boyfriend Shoaib Akhtar. Shoaib ne Naaved ki family ko bhadkaya, mere baare main bahut bura bhula kaha. I was seeing Shoaib for almost one-and-a-half years, but when I found he was cheating on me by flirting with other women, I broke up with him. I even wanted to marry him but he was never serious,” she said.
The actress is planning to visit India and is waiting for her visa clearance. She said, “I will be visiting India this month. I have been getting many Bollywood offers and there is a Yashraj movie in the pipeline.”