Former Miss World Yukta Mookhey turns 38 today. The legged beauty won the title in 1999 at the age of 22. As expected her victory opened the doors to glamour world, for her. After doing a cameo in a Tamil movie in 2001, she debuted in Bollywood the next year with the film Pyaasa. However, the film did not work at the box office, and Yukta’s Bollywood career came to crash before it could actually took off. Yukta’s height, (almost 6 feet) was considered as the biggest hurdle for her.
Not films, birthday girl Yukta Mookhey hit the headlines for this!
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Yukta came in news when she won the Miss World title in 1999. Besides her beauty and talent, she was a talking point for her height.
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When she entered Bollywood, her tall frame was much talked about here also. So much so, that it turned out be one of the reasons why her Bollywood career failed.
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After vanishing from the spotlight for a long time, she came in news after she got engaged to New York-based businessman Prince Tuli in 2008.
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And while everyone thought Yukta led a happy married life, she again hit the headlines as she lodged a domestic violence complaint against her husband in 2013.
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Police also issued a statement saying, "In her complaint, Ms Mookhey alleged she had often been beaten up and troubled by her husband Prince Tuli. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered under Section 498A (cruelty and harassment) and Section 377 (unnatural sex) of Indian Penal Code after her complaint.”
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The actress, who is a single mother to her son now, said, “Initially when I met him, I obviously had no reason to doubt him. But problems started within the first month of our marriage. Now when I look back, there are things that seem obvious, but at that stage they did not seem odd.”
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The couple obtained consensual divorce in 2014.
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Most recently, Yukta was in news again after ABC Nightline mistook Priyanka Chopra for the ex-Miss World, as they used Mookhey's images to promote their show Quantico that features Priyanka in a lead role.