Veteran actor Bushra Ansari was previously married to Iqbal Ansari with whom she has two children, Meera and Nairman. The couple tied the knot in the late 70s and parted ways more than three decades later following irreconcilable differences. Talking on Mira Sethi’s talk show, Bushra went into details about her separation and what led to the divorce. “Divorce is indeed a solution to escape a bad patch in life. In my case, I decided to divorce after 36 years of marriage. My father had decided that I always had the option to divorce. So, my status was different. It’s not an insult to someone. My father didn’t want me to be disturbed. But by the time we got to realise that things were getting difficult, our children were already going to school,” shared Bushra.
She added, “In today’s generation, people generally choose to have kids after a few years. They have a lot of time on their hands to be fully sure if they are compatible with one another. Now, this is both a good thing and a bad thing. Bad in the sense that if people continue to wait, just to be sure then by that reason no home will flourish. At one point you have to give yourself a chance to start a family.”
Speaking about how she finally mustered the courage to file for divorce, Bushra continued, ” Whenever I was tensed about this, I used to think the situation will get better or worse in future after I make a decision. Since I had daughters, I was worried that (after I got out) if I ended up making another mistake, they would become disturbed. So, I thought that if I keep the situation as it is only one person would be in difficulty as opposed to three. Keeping this in mind, we continued the marriage for 36 years. Then when they were settled in their own lives then we (Ansari and her husband) decided to give each other relief.” Bushra concluded by saying that not many men are able to see their wives become successful. “Women are not disturbed by the success of their husbands. There are a few women who get insecure by the success of their husbands. But mostly do get insecure,” she stated.