Bollywood actors Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi surprise everyone when they announced their wedding news on social media.
The couple ties the knot on May 10 in a private ceremony. They got married in an Anand Karaj ceremony attended by close family and friends in a Gurudwara in south Delhi.
After the marriage, Twitteratis trolling the actress the actor who is some years younger to her. Well, now actor Angad Bedi finally opens up why the wedding was such a hush hush affair.
“Our intention was not to keep it a secret. We just wanted it to be a private affair. What happens is that, the process of making up our minds, planning the wedding and inviting people is never-ending. When we went to Delhi, we didn’t think that we were going to get married. I went in my track pants and T-shirt along with one bag in my hand. We intended to stay overnight and come back. On the way, we discussed how we were going to approach the topic of marriage with her parents. Neha still consults her parents before making major decisions. I just told them that I wanted to marry their daughter. There was silence for a bit and then her father said that he didn’t have a problem, but that I should speak to my parents about it. I have a great equation with her mother and she was fine with it. When I spoke to my father, he said that if I thought I was ready to go ahead, he will support me. Like all mothers, my mom, too, had dreams of a grand wedding for me, but I wanted it to be an intimate affair between the two families. The decision to get married was taken overnight.” Angad said.
On the other hand, Neha said, “Karan was the only person in Mumbai who knew about the wedding. We knew that after reading the post, all our friends were going to kill us. Less than a week before we got married, I was chilling in Karan’s house and I told him I was ready to get married. He said it was a great idea and went back to checking posts on social media! When I asked him how he could be so casual about it, he said, it’s the right thing to do. And he added that I should ensure that he was the first one to tweet the picture (laughs!).”
Angad also revealed how they met, “When I used to play Under-19 cricket in Delhi, during a gym session, I spotted this girl in really tiny shorts. I was impressed with her running technique. I figured out her name was Neha Dhupia and that she was preparing for the Miss India pageant. Then, many years later, we met in Mumbai and became friends. I was interested in her, but she said that she wanted to be just friends. We have both been in relationships with other people and there has never been a facade. When it comes to spending the rest of your life with someone, you should do it with a friend. It doesn’t matter if that person is illiterate, educated or earns Rs 10 or Rs 10 crore. Eventually, these things don’t matter.”
Angad further added, “I was a commitment-phobic person. I never thought that I will settle down. Marriage has happened beautifully for me. As far as having kids and striking a work-life balance are concerned, I will be able to respond to the situation when I am in it. When we are in that situation and those sacrifices have to be made either by her or me, we will do it. Work is important, but there is a life beyond that. Kids are an extension of you and it is important to raise them well. If that requires sacrifice, even professionally, then we will do it. When you have a child, the happiness that it will give you cannot be matched by any number of zeroes on a cheque. So, you got to look at life from that perspective.”