Open Marriage With Protima Caused Anxiety Than Freedom: Kabir Bedi

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Veteran actor Kabi Bedi is all set to launch his book, titled Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor. In the book, he has spoken in detail about his relationships. Kabir Bedi was married thrice. His first wife was Protima, mother of Pooja Bedi. Bedi had an open marriage with Protima.

Speaking about an incident wherein Protima had streaked for a magazine, Kabir Bedi told Bollywood Hungama, "Protima came to me in Malaysia and said, ‘I have streaked’. Streaking is somebody running naked on a stage or street, generally protesting something. I couldn't understand what she was talking about. She said I have streaked and somebody photographed and put it in a magazine. She wasn't telling me the truth. Later, it turned out that she did it as a publicity stunt for a magazine.”

Bedi said that the episode left everyone shocked.

""At that time, I was shooting for 'Sandokan'. I was offered the lead in a European television series and I wanted to make the most of it. I didn't want it to upset my focus, so I didn't make a fuss about it. But people could not understand how I could accept my wife streaking. How I wouldn't walk out on her or throw her out of the house. That was the age we lived in. That was the openness and tolerance we were trying to achieve . We had hoped that our open marriage would set an example. But in the end it caused more anxiety than freedom and therefore it ended. My children know all about it, so I wasn't upset about penning my experiences"." - Kabir Bedi, Actor

Kabir Bedi told Bollywood Hungama that he wasn't worried about whether writing about Protima would upset Pooja. "Pooja was aware of all the things that happened and she knew her mother very well. I would like to believe I have done great justice in writing about Protima".

(With inputs from Bollywood Hungama)

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