Pooja Batra has filed for a divorce from Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon Dr Sonu Ahluwalia, whom she married over eight years ago.
Says a source, "Pooja and her husband have separated and are filing for divorce in Los Angeles. She moved out of Sonu's home a few months ago."
Over the last couple of years, Batra has been making frequent trips to India, giving rise to speculation that there was trouble brewing in the marriage. She was spotted at film parties and B-Town events quite a bit last year. She had even arranged for Sylvester Stallone to work in Kambakkht Ishq.
According to the source, "Apparently, Sonu wanted children and Pooja didn't. She felt that it would affect her figure. She wants a career in Hollywood and has been going for auditions but things aren't going her way. She has now rented a place in LA where she stays.
“It's very sad that they may be splitting up. Sonu is a fantastic guy and is a famous doctor there. He tolerated all her nakhras, bought her a lovely home, a swanky car and was paying for her acting and make-up classes. When they came down last year they seemed very happy together."
Pooja could not be reached for comment.
Shaadi Ki Baat
Pooja and Sonu tied the knot on February 9, 2003 at a glittering wedding ceremony in New Delhi with people from the modelling fraternity in attendance. Pooja wore a red Azeem Khan outfit specially designed for the wedding. Pooja has acted in films like Virasaat and Haseena Maan Jayegi.