Former actress Geeta Basra recently revealed that it was not easy dating her now-husband, cricketer Harbhajan Singh. She said that at a time like that it was harmful to a women’s career to be in a high-profile relationship. Geeta also said that she was sceptical about being in a serious relationship with Singh. It was mostly because of the rumours she had heard about cricketers.
In an interview with ETimes Geeta said, “Those days were very different. Being linked to someone was a very big thing. I remember a very big actress who got married in those days had to leave a film because that movie’s producers were worried that she would soon become pregnant. On similar lines, I had got lots of offers after my debut film The Train but they never made headway.”
She further added, “I was facing stiff challenges. I was not an established actor. It took me a hell of a long time to justify that I am not marrying in near future. Not that I was replaced by a star kid or an established actor, but yes I was replaced by someone or the other. And mind you, two of those 4 films which I consequently lost went on to become hits.”
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Talking about the cricketers’ reputation, she said, “I was very sceptical of entering into a relationship with a cricketer because you get to hear many stories like- they are flamboyant, have girlfriends and girls line up to meet them.” Geeta and Harbhajan tied the knot in 2015. The couple is doting parents to a 4-year-old daughter Hinaya and now is expecting their second child.