In the latest episode of Lock Upp, Mandana Karimi shocked everyone, including Kangana Ranaut, when she revealed that she was in a secret relationship with a director and had an abortion after having a 'planned pregnancy'. In order to save herself from eviction, Mandana revealed her dark secret. The actress shared that she was in a relationship and lived with the director during the lockdown.
She did not reveal the identity of the person, but she said that he is an 'ace director'. She said, "In lockdown, there was this period I was completely lost on social media and I was completely silent for a few months. After my separation and divorce, I could not trust men. Then, I did have a secret relationship, it was not committed but it went on for a year and half.
She went on to reveal, "My relationship was with a very well-known director who talks about women's rights and independence of women in the outside world, how a woman should be strong. He is an idol to many people from young generation, aspiring filmmakers, and even teenagers because he has a strong image of coming from zero and becoming someone, having no parents, and becoming someone. My relationship with him was very secretive because I was not yet divorced and after all that I went through, he made me feel he could be that friend." ALSO READ:Lock Upp: Munawar Faruqui And Mandana Karimi Get Into A Fight; Latter Tells Him, 'Tumhare Baap Ka Ghar Nahi Hai', Comedian Warns Her To Stay In Her Limits
She added, "I kept the relationship a secret because I was not yet divorced and I did not want it to become a thing. I wanted to give him that respect. During the lockdown, we even started living together and he'd tell me he loved me. I started calling him my partner and he started saying he loved me."
She continued, "We planned pregnancy but when it happened, he completely backed off and his reason was that he did not think he was emotionally ready to become a father again. He already has a child. Suddenly he was like 'I did not believe you could get pregnant so easily at the age of 33. We then went to my best friend's house because he said we should discuss with them as they are like my parents."
The actress went to reveal that he tried to get her friends to convince her to have an abortion. "I then apologised to my friends and got back to the house. When we went back, he started saying 'you should have understood my ex is not over me and there is a public case against me'. I had to take a decision because I come from a broken home. I took the step and I did have an abortion. I do not want to name that person because he does not deserve to be known by his name."
After listening to Mandana's dark secret, Kangana said, "No matter how much we talk about equality, God has been unkind. This bl**** body clock pushes us. Every time, you cannot wait years or decades to understand whether the guy is genuine. Women have motherly insticts and all of us want to be mothers. So many girls and women face the same in this world. What you faced was very brave and common. It was your call, but I wish you'd kept your child."
The actress replied, "No, people also tell me that I wasted a talent. But, I did not want a child who has a famous father but he is not around. I come from a broken family, I understand the emotional repercussions."
After Mandana revealed her secret, Saisha Shinde and others hugged her.