What prompted Manisha Koirala to marry Samrat Dahal only to get a divorce two years later?

Manisha Koirala has never been known for commitment in her relationships, which is why everyone was surprised when she married Samrat Dahal. Yet nobody was surprised when they divorced. Divorce finalized in 2012

Manisha Koirala seems to be rather infamous for her many relationships to various men over the years. She was engaged before actually getting married as well, but not to the man she ended up marrying. Prior to marrying Samrat she was engaged at least once and had been in enough serious relationships to consider marriage more than once, but every time the relationship broke apart.

Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal look cheerful

Manisha was either not ready or it didn’t feel right. She did speak of wanting children as well at some point, though.

Why it was Samrat who managed to drag her down the aisle we don’t know.

Pictures of the couple show them happy, but we hardly know anything about them before they did get married and as soon as that happened, Manisha seemed to invoke crisis.

Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal say cheese

Curiously she took to social media to express her anguish over her marriage, even moved out of her home in Nepal. But when her family became wind of the situation, they swiftly intervened and it seemed the couple was back on track. Manisha chalked it up to a ‘fit of rage’ and things quietened down for a while.

But in 2011 Manisha took to Facebook once more and declared that her husband had become her enemy. There were rumours that Samrat had beaten Manisha and that she had attempted suicide, but those rumours are unconfirmed.

Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal wedding snap

Manisha was simply miserable in her marriage and whatever the reason might have been, she wanted out. She moved back to Mumbai and returned to her Bollywood career, signing up for several movies at the same time.

It’s not clear when Manisha filed for divorce, but she would have to have done so in Nepal, where she was married. As of 2012 she is definitely considered single again.

That same year she was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which was successfully treated during the next year. Recovering from the Big C changed her perspective on life, she said, and she had decided to have children. As of last year she intended to at least adopt a baby girl, if not a boy as well.

Samrat Dahal & Manisha Koirala honeymoon

Manisha did say that she wasn’t keen on getting married and that finding a husband was not a requirement to adopting a child, which was her priority. She also said that a future partner would either have to be very much like her or accept her completely for who she is, if things were to work out in the long run.

It does not appear as if she has been able to find such a man yet. For now we don’t know how the adoption process is progressing, but Manisha will start her family eventually, and on her terms.

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Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal wedding

Samrat Dahal & wife Manisha Koirala arrive at an event

Manisha Koirala and Samrat Dahal look great together