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