Anil Ambani, Tina Munim love story: From first meeting to heartbreak, know some inside details
How businessman Anil Ambani met Bollywood actress Tina Munim and got married. Read some interesting details about a fairytale love story that started in the USA and landed in Mumbai.
Being total strangers to a successfully married couple was not easy for one of the heirs of the Reliance group Anil Ambani and Bollywood actress Tina Munim. Yes, they both belonged to Gujarati families, but while Tina's family is not conventional, traditional like Anil's family was because Ambani's were reportedly a little grounded.
Both Anil and Tina allegedly had to face many hiccups, chasing, rejection from the family etc. But later, love conquered. It was said that Anil first saw Tina at a wedding. But according to him, it was not a love at first sight kind of a thing.
The next time Tina and Anil met in Philadelphia, he earned his MBA from Wharton in 1983. Anil was introduced to Tina through someone, and he asked her out, but she politely declined Anil’s offer. That time Tina was a star.
After 3 years, in 1986, Anil once again introduced to Tina by her nephew, who insisted on meeting this Gujarati boy. On the popular chat show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Tina talked about their first meeting. Tina said: “The first time I met him, I was quite struck by his simplicity. I found him very upfront and genuine.”
Tina further added, “He was unlike the other men I had met, because most of the guys I met were from films. Also, we spoke the same language, not literally, but we were brought up similarly."
In the same chat show, Anil also spoke about his emotions for her after that meeting, “When you meet someone from the film fraternity, you have certain notions about them. I have known many people from that industry, but she is just different. The attraction came about only after I met her.”
But when Anil's family got to know about his relationship with Tina, they were not very happy. They had certain perceptions about the people from the film industry. However, Anil tried to make his family understand but failed. Anil being an obedient son, accepted, and the duo called it off for some time.
It was reported that Tina and Anil didn't speak for four years but were still in love and had never tried to get involved with anyone else. Reportedly, Anil kept refusing all the marriage proposals that came from his family and finally convinced his family to accept Tina as an Ambani Bahu.