After going around for over a year, Koena Mitra and her Turkish boyfriend, Mett Merral have finally split up.
Earlier this year - on her birthday (January 6) - Koena told us, "Though we love each other we have to give more time to know each other for it to be more permanent. Today, I know I am sure I want to be with Mett so there's nothing to hide... I will never hide my man... I don't know about my future but the present is very beautiful..."
Don't wanna talk...
Says Koena's friend, "Koena and Mett broke up this year (in February) but Koena has been keeping a low profile about her break-up; she didn't want to talk about it. But a few of our close friends have been talking about it and she is upset about it."
The source says that though the basic problem between the couple was distance (Mett stays in Turkey), insecurity and jealousy destroyed the relationship. "Mett's biggest complaint was that Koena couldn't travel to Turkey as much as he wanted her to, while he would travel to India a lot. What he failed to understand was that he was a pilot and was able to travel wherever he wanted while she was busy with her work commitments."
Koena's friend adds that the two had different expectations. "Mett is a very possessive guy. His biggest problem was the male attention that the actress would get from guys everywhere - on social networking websites to restaurants and shopping malls. He would misbehave or pick fights in public places such as these without thinking of the consequences. If Koena and he were having dinner at a restaurant and he felt a guy was giving her unnecessary attention he would fight, push his chair back and stomp off without thinking of the awkward situation he had placed the actress in with people staring at her."
Though Mett came down in January to celebrate Koena's birthday in Mumbai, the cracks in the couple's relationship had started much before. "Her friends had tried explaining to Mett that meeting men was part of her lifestyle and work, but he never liked it. He is a very nice guy - sensitive, emotional and caring - but he was too insecure and jealous for Koena and ultimately, she decided to call it quits."
The couple was constantly fighting and the Dil Mein Baji Guitar girl felt that they were not growing together as a couple. "Mett started resenting the constant invasion of privacy that he and the actress was subjected to whenever they went out. He didn't like it that her personal life was known to all. They were poles apart. As a person, Koena is calm and patient while Mett was restless.
She told him they should split amicably and remain friends and be cordial to each other. Initially, Mett thought it to be a lovers spat but then realised Koena truly wanted it. He was a bit reluctant but finally accepted it. He understood that they were struggling too much as a couple."
Koyna remained unavailable for comment but her publicist says, "Yes Koena and Mett have broken up. She is single today."