In a e book, Manoj Bajpayee as soon as revealed that it was love at first sight for him when he met actress Shabana Raza at a Bollywood occasion in 1998. The occasion was thrown by Hansal Mehta to rejoice the one hundredth episode of his TV sequence.
Manoj recalled that, “Social gathering mein pahocha to dekha ki ek ladki bina make-up ke, baalo mein tel aur aankhon par chashma lagaye baithi hai. Maine socha ki yaar Bollywood ki kisi heroine mein to itna saahas nahi ki baalo mein tel lagakar occasion mein aa jaaye, to bas is saadgi par dil aa gaya (Once I reached the occasion, I noticed a woman, who had no make-up, had oil in her hair, and was sporting spectacles. I although no heroine in Bollywood would have the braveness to come back to a celebration with oil in her hair, this simplicity caught my coronary heart).”
The e book remembers how Shabana was battling despair, as her film Kareeb had flopped on the field workplace and he or she had just one film within the pipeline. Nonetheless, Manoj and Shabana interacted with one another on the occasion, and he or she reportedly forgot her woes as she hung out with Manoj. After relationship for eight years, they determined to tie the knot later in 2006. Additionally they share a daughter named Ava.