‘A part of my heart is still in Delhi’

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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.”

PHOTO: FOTOCORP

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