Euphoria has set in, as it is yet again the day when red roses speak volumes about the love life of a couple!! It's again the day when heart-shaped balloons, soft music and loads of gifts make your hearts skip a beat…Yes, as the world celebrates Valentine's Day today on the February 14th, as the day for spreading love and affection towards your intimate ones, Telly Buzz caught up with few actors from Tellydom, who have been going strong with their partners.
We asked the actors about their plans for the D-day, a special moment in their lives that they would want to share with their fans, and above all, on the major attribute that the couples need to have as foundation to a strong and healthy relationship. While most of them felt that 'Friendship' is the major foundation for finding happiness in a relationship, they also specified that having respect for each other actually helps in nullifying the problems in life!! Over to the actors, as they share with Telly Buzz their pleasant memories of being in a relationship… Manav Vij:
Everyday is a Valentine's Day for me. I don't need a special day for showering love on Meher. We have not planned anything special for the day, but we have thought about having a get-together in our house. We will be inviting close friends, friends from the industry etc; maybe we will have a Karaoke night. If this does not materialize, I will take Meher to the hill station near Pune, Lavasa. It's a very beautiful place, and Meher will simply love it. In other words, I will do something or that other to make the day special for my wife.
One of the secrets that I would want to share is that, my mornings always start with me pampering my wife. I start my day by making a cup of tea for Meher. I do it religiously and this is one way in which I thank her for coming into my life. Once when I was out of Mumbai on work, I realized how difficult it was for me to stay away from showering love on her as soon as I get up (smiles).
I always believe that one should go in for marriage, if the person believes that he/she can stand by all the vachans (oaths) that we take while taking the 'Saat Pheres'. If you feel you can carry the same respect for each other all thro' your life, then listen to your heart and get married. Otherwise, be better off enjoying life and remaining single!! Sanjeeda Sheikh:
I don't think we will be able to plan anything for Valentine's Day. I will be shooting for an ad, and guess it will be a normal day for us.
Secrets are meant to be secrets. But I always thank God for giving me Aamir in my life, and he means a lot to me.
I think the basic attribute in having a successful relationship is to understand each other well. If this is not there, then every small happening starts bugging you, which is not good in the long run. Above all, one needs to be happy and contented in the other's company… Mohit Malik:
First of all, I don't believe that you need one special day to shower love on your partner. For me, everyday is Valentines. Having said this, I am not a romantic person by heart. So I don't have anything planned for the day. But I would love to have a nice time with Additi on the day. To tell you frankly, I would shower love to all in my family, and to all the people whom I love.
Trust is very important in a relationship. You need to be straight about everything, and there needs to be transparency in life. I never hide anything from Additi, and the same is with her too. Love with a lot of trust and transparency to me, is very essential for a relationship to be successful. Sai Deodhar:
I think both of us will be busy shooting on the day. However, we will surely go out for a nice dinner at night.
See, for me and Shakti, it was friendship that happened first and this is what binds us together for the rest of our lives. We are extremely comfortable in each other's company. We have mutual respect for each other, and understand each other very well. All this brings back the innocence that a kid usually has, and even when fights creep in, you have the stability to laugh it off and move on. The five years of marriage to Shakti has been the best phase of my life, and I am very lucky to have him with me. Whatever work we have done together will remain close to our hearts forever. Karan Mehra:
We have not planned anything for the day; but all we know is that we will get out of Mumbai and spend the day for ourselves. We might go to Amby Valley, or might end up going to Faryad or Kamshed.
One thing I would want to tell you is that we both used to fight a lot before marriage. You won't believe that we fought just before we decided to get married (smiles). Last year, on the morning of February 13th, Devika and I had a very bad fight and almost had a break-up. That very afternoon, I decided that we will get married the next day. We caught a flight and reached Delhi on the same night. The whole of 14th went in preparing for the marriage, and on the same night we got married (laughs). So you can say that our marriage happened in a fast forward mode.
Well, marriage actually makes a man more focused, and helps him move away from all kinds of distractions. Otherwise, one feels the need to date with his co-star, have a nice time etc. Mutual respect needs to be there for a long association. Ashita Dhawan:
We have not planned anything as I have just resumed shoot after marriage. We might make a trip to Nasik. There is this Fula Vineyard where you get the best of the grape wine. But the cottage there has been booked. So we might as well roam about in Mumbai and have a nice cozy dinner.
Our wedding has been an amazing journey starting from the sangeet to the reception. But the most special memory is the manner in which I made it to the mandap to take my saat pheres. I actually entered the mandap in a bike, an Enfield, and all were shocked. My father was the happiest of all, as he loved every minute of it. Even Shailesh did not know that I am going to come in a bike (laughs).
Being friends and having a great deal of compatibility helps a lot. The two should be comfortable in each other's company. I always believe that the first and last step to love is friendship.
Wishing all a Very Happy Valentine's Day...Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh