Mumbai: Even as the Sheena Bora murder case is taking the country by storm, TV personality, columnist and actor among other things Suhel Seth has revealed that how he met Indrani and how Peter fell in love with her.
Writing a column in The Telegraph, Seth writes that he met Indrani at a bar in Mumbai. Indrani had come to the place with Alyque Padamsee.
Interestingly, that was also Peter's first meeting with Indrani. At that time the former Star group CEO had another girlfriend.
Seth writes that there was 'a certain charm to Indrani' and says that Peter was completely smitten by Indrani.
He also says that Indrani was always “very driven and deeply ambitious” and adds, “The events of the last few days have been shocking to say the least. I, for one, cannot imagine that she did have a family which we knew nothing of.”
“Indrani mentioned her husband and her daughter Vidhie, saying she and her husband were separated,” he says, adding, “So smitten was Peter by her that he left his girlfriend Sapna behind for Sumantra (another friend) and me to drop and went off with Indrani,” says Seth.
Seth then writes that called Indrani from Delhi and inquired about her but then soon he got a call from Peter saying he was very serious about Indrani and that he was thinking of marrying her, “so I should perhaps see her in a different light. From that moment on, I did.”
Seth writes the following in The Telegraph - “Peter and she then started seeing each other seriously and about three months later Peter called to say Indrani and he were getting married. The wedding was in their home at Pochkanwallah Road, a very, very small affair. I didn't see anyone from Indrani's family though, of course, Vidhie, her daughter, was there.”
Rest of the column in by Seth goes as follows:
Post Peter's departure from STAR, he and Indrani began their media venture INX and during those years, with my travels and theirs, we didn't remain as much in touch as we used to. We would meet very infrequently and I noticed how loving and affectionate Peter was towards Indrani's daughter.
Indrani, in the meanwhile, had morphed from this Calcutta girl to the Grand Dame of Bombay in her new avatar as a media tycoon. It was a few years later that both Indrani and Peter called to tell me they were selling INX and moving to the UK. They then moved to Bristol where their daughter Vidhie was also studying.
About three years ago, Indrani called me to say she and Peter were visiting Bombay and would I care to have dinner with them. I was in New York and told them I would catch up with them in London and/ or Bristol. I then met the two of them some months later in London where I was delivering a speech, post which we went out for drinks and dinner. That was the last I saw them.