Abid Ali’s daughter opens up about her father’s ‘activities’ outside marriage
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Legendary actor Abid Ali’s daughter Raahmaa Ali has shared the marriage story of her father and mother.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “My mother was a very young yet known actress and singer at PTV. My father, a boy who had come all the way from Quetta to Lahore to become an actor, walked into PTV Station and eventually my mother's life. They had both developed a liking for each other from a distance and had their little 'stare at each other' contest going on till they finally worked in a project together.”
She further added, “Papa fell in love with the pretty and happy-go-lucky girl and kept chasing her till she finally said yes (who wouldn't, he was one handsome guy with a very charming personality) and the two started 'going out'.”
“They decided to get married a couple of years later. The families weren't too happy but my parents forced their parents and made it happen because they couldn't 'live without each other' anymore. After their marriage, my father asked my mother to leave her career (like most men do) and move to Quetta. That's exactly what she did. He would then leave her in Quetta and come to Lahore for work, quite often. She'd spend her days in the Sasuraal, waiting for him to return. Oh, they used to write letters to each other. Yeah! Letters, filled with love and romance. Saying how they missed each other.” She said.
“But like, almost every other love, their's started to fade too. He'd be too busy working and being indulged in all the things men do outside of marriages. It all started to fall apart. She was home (back in Lahore tho) giving birth to and raising children and he was out there, shining bright like a diamond. It does get annoying.”
Raahmaa concluded the note saying: “They had serious problems but somehow managed to hold it together for good 30 years. It had become weak enough for another woman to take full advantage of the gap between the two. So the second, unannounced, marriage happened. And whatever little, imperfect world we had, came crashing down. Nothing ever went back to normal! And now he's gone forever.”