Esha Deol says she couldn’t walk around in shorts after marriage to Bharat Takhtani: ‘Many things changed after marriage’Esha Deol and husband Bharat Takhtani announced separation after 11 years of marriage. The couple, who got married in 2012, announced that they were heading their separate ways ‘amicably’. Esha and Bharat shared a long relationship even before they got married as they first met as teenagers in school. They started dating each other in their 20s and tied the knot in the presence of their family and friends. However, Esha was in for a shock when she got married and moved to Bharat’s house, which was a joint family.
Recalling that time in her book Amma Mia, published in 2020, Esha shared that she became more “mature, responsible” after she got married. “When we got married in 2012, there were many things that changed,” she wrote. Esha shared that after she moved into his house with his family, she could not wear shorts all day and had to change certain aspects about her lifestyle. “Of course, once I began living with his family, I couldn’t roam around the house in my shorts and ganjis like I used to,” she wrote but added that his family was “wonderful” who “took me into their fold effortlessly.”
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She shared that all the women in the Takhtani household packed “delicious khane ka dabbas for their husbands” and she, on the other hand, “had never cooked a single thing” before she met Bharat. Esha said that she was thankful to her mother-in-law who “never insisted that I enter the kitchen or do any of the orthodox things she had been made to do as a bahu.” She added, “In fact, she always tells me that I am like her third son (after Bharat and his brother). And since I was the first bahu in the house, I was pampered rotten. Someone was always sending me chocolate brownies and fruit and cream.”
Esha and Bharat are parents to two daughters – Radhya, 6, and Miraya, 4. In a statement to Delhi Times, Esha and Bharat wrote, “We have mutually and amicably decided to part ways. Through this shift in our lives, the best interests and welfare of our two children is and will be of utmost importance to us. We’d appreciate our privacy is respected.”