The rift between veteran actor Kabir Bedi and his daughter Pooja Bedi was made apparent at a recent city event.
The father-daughter duo
had been invited by designer Riyaz Gangji to walk the ramp at the event, but Kabir apparently refused to do the same with Pooja and her appearance was cancelled at the last minute.
"It’s a family car, so we had invited both Kabir and Pooja. They had individually agreed to walk the ramp. But when Kabir learnt that Pooja was also going to walk the ramp with him, he refused as they have some family problem. Since I wanted Kabir, I had to drop Pooja," says Riyaz.
The duo fell out last year following a property dispute. Pooja had asked Kabir and his partner Parveen Dusanj to move out of the home that she claimed belonged to her mother, Protima Bedi.
When contacted, Pooja reveals that Kabir refused to walk with her children too. "There have been a few occasions where we were asked to host together. In this particular situation, it being a family vehicle, they wanted my father, my children and me to walk the ramp, but he refused to walk with me and my children. He wasn’t comfortable, so we didn’t do it," says Pooja.
When asked, Kabir Bedi
refrained from giving out any more details, only saying, "I love all my children. But I am not on good terms with Pooja, so I don’t want to work with her."