Bushra Ansari, a veteran actor, comedian, playwright and singer, has always been one to speak her voice. The powerhouse has bagged several awards and captured hearts with a long history of legendary television appearances up its sleeve.
This time around, however, Ansari faced the camera in a chat with Mira Sethi to talk about something a little more personal; a long-standing marriage she wanted to walk out of.
“While divorce is a solution to escape a bad patch in a marriage, I decided to part ways after 36 years of marriage,”While divorce is a solution to stop a bad patch in a marriage, after 36 years of marriage, I decided to part ways.
“This right was provided to me by my father, that I could give the divorce instead of being divorced. It’s not an insult to someone. There was just an issue in regard to his sister at the time, and my father didn’t want me to go through the same. But by the time we got to realise that things were getting difficult and something was up, our kids had already started to go to school.”
The Aangan Terha actor also spoke about how overtime has changed the definition of marriage.
Generally, in today’s generation, persons tend not to have children for at least five to six years. But you guys have a lot of time on your hands to make a compatibility assessment. She explained that I mean this both as a good thing and as a negative thing.
Poor in the sense that if people are waiting just to make sure to say hmm, let’s see, let’s wait a little longer, let’s not have kids right now, then no home will ever thrive by that reasoning, the homes of everyone will split. You do have to allow each other a chance at one point. Build a family, have some joys to enjoy.
The star even opened up as the mother of two daughters in order to analyse any scenario and the pros and cons of every decision she might make.
I’d say, is it best for this case, or the one after that? And what if I screw up and they take away the responsibility of the problem? We’ve spent 36 years doing this. Then our children settled down, they had their own children, and we (my husband and I) agreed to provide relief to each other.
She also recognised the best characteristics of “be gentle and genuine,” in a man, adding that not many men have the opportunity to cope with their wives’ success.
Very few women, while their husbands are good, are insecure. Possibly, they are comfortable living in their shadow. But guys, on the other hand, I think, get insecure.
“I have too many stories to tell,”I have so many tales to tell.
The work is limited by external factors, such as the availability of artists, output, budget,”The work is restricted by external factors such as artists’ availability, production, budget,”