Almost two weeks after Reham Khan's explosive autobiography came out, Imran Khan has now said that he nothing short of regretful of his second marriage.

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, the PTI leader got candid about what attracted him to Bushra Maneka and how he ended up proposing to her.

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Speaking of his third wife, Imran Khan disclosed, "I did not catch a glimpse of my wife's face until after we were married. I proposed to her without seeing her because she had never met me without her face being covered with a full veil."

"The only idea I had of what she looked like came from an old photograph I had seen in her house." He does admit that back in the 80s, it would've "have been unthinkable if someone had told me I would marry someone whose face I hadn't seen. I would have thought they were mad."

But now that he's married to her, he said, he "was not disappointed" and is "happily married."

His wife is a Sufi scholar and Imran's interest in Sufism goes back decades - that's what drew Imran closer to her.

"My interest in Sufism started 30 years ago. It changed my life,. Sufism is an order with many levels, but I have never met anyone who is as high as my wife. My interest in her began with that."

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The 65-year-old said he's finally realised that there's more to a person than "physical attraction."

"I have gradually realised that although I know more about physical attraction than anyone else, actually the character of a person and the mind, the intellect, is much more important than the physical, because in my experience that has the smallest shelf life."

"That is what keeps the interest. I have great respect for my wife's intellect and character."

Imran Khan adde that his wife Bushra will not be attending any official meetings/functions if he does win the elections this year, but she doesn't seem to be too bothered by that. "She meets very few people, but it suits me fine. I am past the age of socialising. I am quite happy with this life."

After three marriages and two divorces, Imran says he has one major regret in life:

"Normally I don't say anything about Reham, but I will say this: I've made some mistakes in my life, but my second marriage has to be the biggest."

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