Flashback Friday: Nana Patekar-Manisha Koirala's tumultuous affair - hounded by infidelity and volatile temper!

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Manisha Koirala was notoriously famous for her romantic liaisons. "I love my men," proclaimed Manisha Koirala once with pride. But her most talked about affair was with a 20-year-older and married, Nana Patekar. Unlike other actors, Manisha and Nana never hid their relationship behind closed doors. They were quite vocal about it.

This all began in the early 90s. Nana was a rage in the film industry. Though not the most conventional looking hero-material, his acting abilities were sub-par. Manisha, who was just out of a relationship with actor Vivek Mushran (Saudagar co-star), met Nana on the sets of Agnisakshi. Manisha couldn't help falling for Nana's brooding charm and they started secretly dating during the making of the movie. However, their romance didn't remain a secret as unit members and Manisha's neighbours, happily informed anyone that Nana was regularly spotted leaving her house at the wee hours of dawn.

Next, they appeared together in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Khamoshi. By this time, both Manisha and Nana were hounded by the press about their off-screen chemistry. Manisha finally accepted that Nana and she were together and Nana also saw no point in denying the relationship. 

Interestingly,even though Nana was married, his wife ( Neelakanti) wasn't living with him. 

However, this relationship was meant to go downhill, as Manisha and Nana were known for their infamous volatile tempers and were caught arguing on many occasions. Reportedly, Nana grew extremely possessive of Manisha while they were in a relationship. He would object if she wore revealing outfits or got intimate with her co-stars. During the making of Yugpurush, Nana had a huge showdown with Manisha as he didn't approve of certain outfits that she was wearing! Their disagreements extended to a point where they even stopped talking to each other for some time. 

Amidst this troubled time,Manisha openly stated that even though she loves Nana, she doesn't know where the relationship is heading. As per an industry insider, Manisha was really in love with him and he loved her back. But she couldn't deal with his infidelity.

The turning point in their relationship came, when Manisha found Nana and Ayesha Jhulka in an embrace in a closed room. Despite being really angry at Nana, Ayesha was the first one Manisha yelled at. "Get off my man, you bi**&" were apparently Manisha's exact words to Ayesha when she first saw them together! Though Ayesha and Nana vehemently denied any romantic liaison, Nana was quite successful in getting Manisha to believe this as well. 

Nonetheless, the real reason the two parted ways was because of Nana's refusal to marry Manisha. He made it clear to her that in no certain terms would he legally divorce his wife, Neelakanti. Manisha, who didn't want to bear the tag of 'another woman', parted ways with him. She eventually dated other men and Nana and Ayesha made their relationship official by living together.

In a later interview to Filmfare, Nana did confess how much he misses Manisha. "She is the most sensitive actress around. She is like a kasturi hiran, she still needs to realise that she doesn't need to keep pace with anyone. She has it all and that's more than enough. I can barely hold back the tears when I see what she's doing to herself. Maybe I don't have anything to say about her today! A break-up is a very difficult phase. You have to experience it to know the pain.  I can't describe the pain I went through. Please, let's not talk about this. I miss Manisha!"

Manisha later married Samrat Dahal, a Nepali businessman, but got divorced in 2012. Nana, on the other hand, got divorced from Neelakanthi and the couple has a son Malhar Patekar.

To love and heartbreaks....

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they are both incredible actors

Nana's acting skills are sub-par? if you don't know how to use the right words, please pick a word that you understand for sure. Nana is an exceptioinal actor.

Manisha Koirala was so under rated actress. She was so damn beautiful and acted good in all her movies. Few of her movies are unforgettable

Manisha was a stunner! I really wonder why did she fell for Nana lol

Why do talented and very beautiful women in the likes of Ms.Koirala and Mrs.Ayesha fall for men like Mr.Patekar and hurt themselves?

Mr Patekar is immensely talented too. Why judge someone based on the looks?

They are both divorced now, maybe love will find a way...

How do these weird looking, cheating men with spouses/families, manage to date such talented, pretty successful actresses? Ugh.

So what if he is not conventional looking? He can ACT brilliantly and he is a philanthropist and humanitarian.

But a wonderer nontheless

Manisha knows he's married or in a relationship with another woman and still has an affair with him cos that's what u call when u be with someone who's already committed to someone else. And then she blames him for infidelity. Sounds like Katrina kaif.

So Manisha was right to be upset when she caught him with Ayesha. Yet he convinced her that she was imagining things. So manipulative. Hope she finds an honorable guy.

I think Manisha really didn't value herself enough at the time, a gorgeous woman who could have had any man she likes went from one bad relationship to another. Nana patekar had a gorgeous woman like Manisha and he's cheating on her with Ayesha?!

How & Why can a beautiful stunning actress like Manisha Koirala date Nana Patekar..eeeeewwww.. Manisha was the top actress of the 90s & she has a very beautiful smile..Nana doesnt deserve her!! please...

What is so eww?? Nana is a philanthropist and humanitarian..

His acting abilities were sub-par? I don't think it means what you think it means.

Yes, he is one of the best actor ever in Indian cinema.

I love manisha! She has this vulnerability and innocence in her along with a mysterious charm. In this fake industry, she was one actress who seemed to be so refreshing. She deserves the best in life.

if it was true love he wud hv married her got in touch wid her .... when he got divorce ... but its called male chauvinism .... n once u cheat when ur married there is no end to it ... u get caught ... u hide urself behind ur wife / husband ... again after sometime u cum across sumbody interesting again repeat same thing .. so there is no end to it... n its a great scene ... so funny ... 2 females are uttering get off MY MAN ... when a man himself is confused he belongs to whome..... i am sure he is still the same ... n in the end in his old age say 70 or 80 plus such men go back to their wife ...

PV PLss Plsss Plsss post ....

He didn't cheat on his wife because they were not staying together after their son was born.. Manisha came later in his life.. Even this post mentions it..

he is big flirt ... manya is not 1st case... i was shocked about ayesha ... ayesha had major attitude issue during our time... a person wid loads of attitude zeroed to nana??? im speechless

How do u know manisha is not a 1st case?

Nana and Ayesha Jhulka had affair and even lived together?

Ayesha Jhulka was equally beautiful and a good actress. Why did she also fall for Nana?????????????

It was after Nana and Manisha broke up.

omg manish had soooo many boyfrens at the time.

why? is it ok for men like shahrukh salman not to stick to one woman?

Wow! What a story...never knew about their torrid affair. Thanks PV :)

jeez what a douche.

My thoughts exactly

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