THE SNUG COU­PLE

“You have to ad­just to each other’s life­styles. That’s how cou­ple­hood will sur­vive to­day”

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RANNVIJAY SINGHA, ac­tor & TV host, 31; and PRI­ANKA VOHRA, mar­keter, 31

R teas­ing her; she basks in the at­ten­tion, chid­ing him oc­ca­sion­ally. They ad­mit they are still in their hon­ey­moon pe­riod; Rannvijay’s work on Road­ies and other projects keeps him away for long pe­ri­ods, “so maybe we still aren’t tired of each other,” says Pri­anka. But they know that mar­riage needs work. “I am the ad­ven­tur­ous one,” ad­mits Rannvijay. “She is the one who makes sure ev­ery­thing is in place.”

In an in­dus­try and so­ci­ety where mar­riages of­ten come with ex­piry dates, both say they were clear when they mar­ried that this would be for keeps. “We mar­ried our best friend,” says Pri­anka. As he lis­tens to his wife talk, Rannvijay turns se­ri­ous: “When you are younger, there are many things to dis­tract you, but as you grow up, you need some­one to care about you, no mat­ter what.”

It’s clear that to them, be­ing a cou­ple means each makes life com­fort­able for the other. “He bends over back­wards to make sure I have ev­ery­thing I need in a new city,” she says. He adds: “She never com­plains and stays up to have din­ner with me even at mid­night. You have to ad­just to each other’s life­styles. That’s how ‘cou­ple­hood’ will sur­vive.” Then he puts his head in her lap: “This is what I do at the end of ev­ery day. It makes ev­ery­thing worth­while”. an­nvi­jay Singha, the only Roadie In­dia loves to love, im­pressed Pri­anka Vohra with his danc­ing skills and his comic tim­ing the first time they met at a friend’s party three years ago. “We were the only two not drink­ing, so we ended up talk­ing all night,” he says.

But it wasn’t un­til they met again at a Mumbai ho­tel soon af­ter, in 2011, that they felt an at­trac­tion. “It was re­ally funny,” Pri­anka says. “I’d lived in Lon­don all my life, I had no clue who he was. So as peo­ple came up to him and asked for pic­tures, I was laugh­ing, think­ing he’d been mis­taken for a movie star.” Then she saw him get mobbed in Delhi again and the penny dropped. They got mar­ried in April 2014.

As cou­ples go, the Sing­has are pretty snug. He plays the fool,

Photo: LABONY KAUSHAL

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