Dil mil.. pyaar vyaar
- What has been your most memorable date?
Indraneil (Sengupta) took me out for dinner on my birthday last year. When we returned home, he went down on his knees, took out a ring and proposed.Naman Shaw: Megha (Gupta) and I went out on Christmas Eve for dinner and drinks to Out of the Blue in Bandra. It was a magical evening.
Reshmi Ghosh: Amit (Kaushik) and I recently went for two back-to-back films, then dinner, a long drive and dot dot dot.. ha ha ha!
The date in Bangkok when I proposed to Nikhila (Palat).
- The most unexpected gift from your partner?
Barkha: My boys — Neo (Labrador) and Mojo (Dalmatian).
Naman: This is going to be my first Valentine's Day with Megha. So I'm expecting lots of gifts. Ha ha ha!
Reshmi: Amit is not romantic but he sends me flowers whenever I'm unwell.
Vivan: Nikhila knows I'm big on video games and it irritates because I'm always hooked on them. Still, she got me a Nintendo V.
- What do you do when your partner is upset?
Barkha: Indraneil doesn't get upset easily. But when he does, I cook him a nice non-vegetarian meal. It immediately brings a smile on his face.
Naman: Megha doesn't get irritated much but when she does, I crack jokes and have her smiling in no time.
Reshmi: I tell Amit to take a deep breath and chant Om. And he starts laughing.
Vivan: I cuddle Nikhila. Surprisingly, she finds my anger funny.
- Is there any habit of yours that your partner detests?
Barkha: Indraneil is very good with time management. But I'm never punctual.
Naman: I preach but don't practice.
Reshmi: I don't know what to say when.
Vivan: I'm really messy.. so is she. And neither of us want to change.
Complete this line: I fall in love with him/her every time..
Barkha: He smiles.
Naman: She smiles.. I love those dimples.
Reshmi: He sings a Bengali song for me.
Vivan: She supports and calms me down.
- Do you exchange love letters?
Barkha: Indraneil has been shooting for a film so he has started sending e-mails now. And he is much more expressive in mails. It's such a surprise that I sometimes wonder if it's the same Indraneil.
Naman: It's more of lovey-dovey SMSes for us. My handwriting is really bad.
Reshmi: He is too reserved to write. But I have written pages on him in a diary which I kept when I was travelling abroad.
Vivan: I'm really bad with love letters. Either I write nonsense or get mushy. But Nikhila once wrote me a book on 1000 reasons why she loves me. I have read just 300 so far. Someday I'm going to finish it.
- Do you dig tattoos with your partner's names?
Barkha: I have always wanted both of us to get tattoos done. But Indraneil is scared of needles. I might have to drop the plan.
Naman: We plan to ink our names but we want to do it at the right place. We didn't have much time when we were in Goa last.. maybe next time.
Reshmi: I hate unnecessary physical pain. But I'm sure he will get one done.
Vivan: The panvati is that you get stuck with the name forever. One of my friends got a tattoo done and then broke up with his girl. He now intends to add "..is a b*tch" to it.
- What about heart-shaped balloons?
Barkha: I love them.. Neil gets plenty of them for me on my birthday. (Smiles) He has to hunt for them all over the city.
Naman: I am not filmy so I don't like them much.
Reshmi: I love them. Amit picks them for me from Juhu beach and even from other people's birthday parties.
Vivan: No, we aren't that soppy. At the most it's a romantic movie date for us. But candies, candles and balloons are a strict no-no.
- Which TV industry couple do you find really adorable?
Barkha: Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar.
Naman: Hussein and Tina Kuwajerwala.. also Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan.
Reshmi: My Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi parents, Hiten and Gauri.
Vivan: Nikhila and me. Okay, I know she isn't a TV star but I will get her on an interview on some channel some day.
- When was the last time you said "I love you" to your partner?
Barkha: Just five minutes ago.. we say it all day.
Naman: We keep saying it privately. Once I was forced to say the three words on national television, in front of my mother. This was during Nach Baliye 4. I was so embarrassed!
Reshmi: Last night.
Vivan: I have to say it everyday, after I do something silly. The whole number — "You know na baby, I love you.." Ha ha ha.