Sangeeta confesses that her biggest learning in life is that different people love differently Image: Bijlistrikes
She probably left Salman Khan at the altar, and Mohammad Azharuddin left his wife for her. Now that Sangeeta Bijlani is left being single, she believes that sometimes "you can’t be with people you love and you have to let them go".
The former model and actor has started a blog named Bijlistrikes, where she has penned her thoughts on love.
For decades, Sangeeta and Salman's incomplete love story remained like a mystery novel in the book of Bollywood link-ups. In the infamous "I-am-still-a-virgin" episode of Koffee With Karan, Salman admitted that Sangeeta practically played runaway bride and left him for the dashing Mohammad Azharuddin, as the wedding invites were already on their way to friends and family. Yet, the duo have stayed in touch all these years — Sangeeta was even there waiting for Salman at his home when the latter awaited the verdict on his drunk driving and homicide case.
Sangeeta's love story with the then Indian skipper Azharuddin is also the stuff of Bollywood biopics. Azhar, who was already married at the time he met Sangeeta, apparently fell head over heels in love with her, so much so that he risked being disowned by his parents when he confessed his love and his decision to marry her. The couple were married for 14 years before they called it quits in 2010 following rumours of a tumultuous link-up between Azhar and badminton star Jwala Gutta.
In spite of such an eventful personal life, Sangeeta has never spoken about her high-profile love stories until she decided to write a blog. She candidly summed up what love means to her when she wrote, “Love hurts only when you expect. Love is not about control. The moment there is control and expectations, then come the arguments, pain, heartaches and trauma. And alas !!!! You have fallen into a trap …..in the name of love.” Profound thoughs indeed.
She further added, “I have known in many relationships where the partner gets over possessive and restricts the other partner from doing certain things.”
Sangeeta confesses that her biggest learning in life is that different people love differently, “With some it can last forever, some stay in it for different reasons, some find love within, while some go on searching for it from body to body and so the search for love goes on.” She seemed to be in a rather stoic frame of mind as she wrote that sometimes two people are just not meant to be. “Sometimes you can’t be with people you love and you have to let them go. You both were meant to be in each others lives only for that much time,” she wrote.
Maybe, each line from her blog is a cryptic footnote to an episode in her love life. We guess she needed closure. And we're glad she decided to open up when she felt the time was right.