‘I chose love over ca­reer’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - AN­JURI NA­YAR SINGH

I was at the point where I had to de­cide be­tween ca­reer or love and I chose love

Anil Kapoor, ac­tor

While many ac­tors say that they want to wait for mar­riage be­cause of their ca­reer, sea­soned ac­tor Anil Kapoor (right) says that although peo­ple ad­vised him not to get hitched, he never shied away from mar­riage. The ac­tor, who was re­cently in con­ver­sa­tion with ac­tor Anu­pam Kher on his on­go­ing TV talk show, spoke about how love and fam­ily al­ways came be­fore his ca­reer.

“Many peo­ple had ad­vised me not to get mar­ried and main­tain that play­boy look, the bach­e­lor im­age that I had, so that I could get more roles and be pop­u­lar. I was at a point where I had to de­cide be­tween ca­reer or love, and I chose love,” said Anil, who mar­ried Su­nita Bhamb­hani in 1984.

The ac­tor also added that ar­rang­ing the mar­riage was not an easy af­fair. “I was con­sid­ered a vil­lain in Su­nita’s house, be­cause I had can­celled twice be­fore go­ing to her house to meet her fam­ily and ask for her hand. But the third time I went, I de­cided that I wanted us to marry the next day it­self or never,” he said, adding that the wed­ding was a small af­fair with only fam­ily and close friends at­tend­ing it.

PHOTO: KU­RUSH M. UM­RI­GAR

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