Yet another Bollywood marriage is in trouble. Ace designer Masaba Mantena has announced that she and her husband, film producer Madhu Mantena, are taking a "trial separation". A trial separation is where both the husband and wife decide to stay away from each other to realise if they want to live apart from each other.
Masaba said that it was announced after she consulted both their families and professionals. "Both of us have taken this decision after consulting professionals and our parents. The only thing we are ready to say right now is, 'what we both want out of life individually and separately is putting unnecessary pressure on the marriage and the love that we share. Hence we would take time off from each other and our marriage to figure out for ourselves what we want out of this life'," she wrote.
Masaba also asked people to respect their privacy, including their friends. "We also want to say that this is a tough time for us and we want to really protect our privacy at this time. We still hope to find reconciliation in our individual paths and dreams and hence this privacy is important for us now. We are not strong enough to explain ourselves or even friends who deserve an answer from us. All we can say to each of them is give us time and give us love when we reach out to you. We now need a lot of it."
Here is her tweet.
Masaba is a top designer who dresses up A-list Bollywood stars like Sonam Kapoor while Madhu Mantena is part of Phantom Films along with Anurag Kashyap and Vikramadiyta Motwane.