Neelam Kothari may have finally found her prince charming in the calm and handsome Samir Soni. After dating for a couple of years, they finally tied the knot on 23rd January, 2011. Though rumours about the two marrying has been going around for a while now,  it was only during Samir’s stint on the reality show Bigg Boss 4 that the voices grew louder.


Salman Khan, Neelam Kothari, Samir Soni, Bobby Deol

There’s an interesting incident that happened during the course of Bigg Boss 4. When any of the inmate of Bigg Boss’ house exits, he/she is allowed to meet one person close to them. So it was no surprise that Neelam came to receive Samir when he had to leave the house. Coincidentally, Bobby Deol was also on the sets of Bigg Boss 4 to promote his film Yamla Pagla Deewana with host Salman Khan. Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Samir Soni and Neelam Kothari together on stage: now that is a sight you won’t forget.

It’s no secret that Neelam was linked to Salman Khan at one point of time. The two even acted together in Hum Saath-Saath Hain. Neelam was also in a relationship with Bobby Deol for 5 years before they broke it off citing pappa Dharmendra’s refusal to accept Neelam. Both Neelam and Bobby moved on: Neelam married businessman Rishi Sethia, while Bobby hitched up with Tanya Ahuja. But Neelam’s marital life was short-lived and she soon separated from Rishi. It was much later that Samir Soni (he was married to model Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar and dated Nafisa Joseph). So its obvious that the four being on stage together must have made the situation very awkward for them with their history.

Fortunately, the situation didn’t last long and they didn’t even have to share niceties with each other. It wasn’t long after Samir left the Bigg Boss house that he popped the question to Neelam. And though the couple invited Salman Khan to join the wedding, the actor couldn’t make it as he was busy shooting for Bodyguard. However, Salman’s brothers, Arbaaz and Sohail Khan attended the wedding.

Brushing all the past aside, we wish the couple many happy years ahead!




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