Parminder Nagra shunned arranged marriage at 18

May 1st, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS  

London, May 1 (IANS) Britain-born Indian actress Parminder Nagra risked her parents’ wrath as a teenager when she refused to agree to an arranged marriage.
The “Bend It Like Beckham” and “ER” star was shown a photo of a mystery man when she was 18 and told by her mother he was her future husband. But the shocked teenager flatly refused to be forced into marriage with a man chosen by the parents, reports

“When I was 18, my mother gave me a photo of a man and said I’d marry him. I told her then I was never going to have an arranged marriage. No one has ever forced me to do anything against my will,” she said.

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