‘A part of my heart is still in Delhi’
It has been two years and three weeks precisely since Delhi girl Mira Rajput, fresh out of college, wed Shahid Kapoor, a major Bollywood star. This meant getting used to not only a crazy amount of media attention, but also the pace, ambience, and urban culture of a huge new city.
Does Mira miss Delhi? “Of course, I do,” she says. “All the memories of my childhood are from Delhi.” Since her friends and family, including a sister she is close to, live in Delhi, Mira says that “a part of my heart is definitely in Delhi.”
The two cities give her very different vibes. Mira says, “I really feel that Delhi has a pumping and thumping heartbeat. But at the same time, I love Mumbai for being a very chilled out city.”
The media attention has been somewhat hard to handle. She hasn’t ever complained about this to Shahid, but has shared her discomfort at having “so many eyes and lenses” focused on her.
Mira admits that when she reads or hears something about herself, it bothers her, even if it’s not true. “After all, I haven’t been doing this for many years,” she says, laughing. “Also, they say that, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’, but a picture can also create a thousand stories.”