Manchu Manoj On His Divorce: Felt Uncomfortable & Was Put In A Situation To Choose Between Film &...

After tying the nuptial knot with Bhuma Mounika Reddy, actor Manchu Manoj, who has been hitting the headlines quite often these days, for the very first time opened up about divorce from his first wife and the subsequent phase.

Manchu Manoj and Bhuma Mounika
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Manchu Manoj and his newly wedded wife Mounika Reddy took part in a couples talk show hosted by none other than one of the most sought-after comedians of Tollywood, Vennela Kishore. The talk show titled Ala Modalaindi is on ETV and is a weekly episode. For the upcoming episode on April 18, Manchu Manoj, who is best friends with Vennela Kishore, attended as a guest with his wife in tow.

The makers of the show released a promo of the talk show which spilled several details about the new couple's love story, their struggles, and why Manoj had to divorce his first wife Pranathi Reddy.

Going by the promo, Manoj looked happier than ever and is cheering for his new wife. When asked about who is the romantic person between them both, Manoj answered it was him while Mounika also pointed a finger towards Manoj.

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The couple revealed they had experiences speaking over the phone for hours together and couldn't decide on who should hang up first. Talking about their struggling period after respective divorces and their courtship, Manoj shared, "We had our own Vanavasa period and it went on for several years. We both have traveled in and around India to figure out things for ourselves."

Mounika said, "Everybody thinks Manoj is short-tempered and snaps at the drop of a hat, but these days he is putting up with my anger issues, she laughed.

Coming to the topic of his separation from his first wife Pranathi, Manoj revealed, "I was put in a situation where I had to choose between love life and my passion (films). I had a tough time and the same amount of passion and love I gave was not reciprocated. Many a time, I initiated to go there, be there, and do things but I felt uncomfortable. At a time, I was confused as to where I was standing, for what, and for whom."

And then, after Mounika and I got to know each other better, I felt she and her son are my responsibility and If I don't live up to it, my entire existence is redundant." Then I was ready to face any challenges and kept it strong until we finally got married with the blessings of our families and friends.

The full episode of the emotional and funny journey of Manoj and Mounika will be aired on ETV on Tuesday, April 18 at 9.30 pm. The episode will be available for digital streaming on the ETV WIN app.


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