It’s a win­ter wed­ding for Sa­garika-Za­heer

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Ever since Chak De! In­dia ac­tor Sa­garika Ghatge and crick­eter Za­heer Khan made their re­la­tion­ship pub­lic on so­cial me­dia, on April 24, spec­u­la­tion on their wed­ding date has been rife.

Now, in an ex­clu­sive chat with us, Sa­garika says, “The wed­ding is def­i­nitely go­ing to hap­pen to­wards the end of this year. Though no date has been fixed as of now, I’m quite look­ing for­ward to get­ting mar­ried.”

Fol­low­ing a very pri­vate be­trothal, the cou­ple had a star-stud­ded en­gage­ment party af­ter IPL Sea­son 10.

Prepa­ra­tions for a normal In­dian wed­ding be­gin al­most a year in ad­vance, but this celebrity cou­ple haven’t even started their trousseau shop­ping. “You won’t be­lieve it, but noth­ing has started yet… no shop­ping, no venue [book­ing]… and that’s the stress­ful part, be­cause when we talk about it, we re­alise that time is mov­ing so fast. We’ll have more clar­ity on what ex­actly we’re do­ing and how in a few weeks from now,” she says.

So, how are they en­joy­ing the courtship? “Well, I never re­ally dreamed of any­thing as such,” she laughs. “I’m some­body who goes pretty much with the flow. And till now, ev­ery­thing has been nice and smooth sail­ing.”

While most women would say that a man in a re­la­tion­ship changes a bit af­ter the cou­ple be­comes com­mit­ted, Sa­garika feels that Za­heer is just the same. “He’s the same car­ing, lov­ing and pro­tec­tive per­son that he al­ways has been. Of course, now there’re so many more top­ics we have to talk about as a fam­ily. Only those things have changed.”

Asked if her fam­ily or friends ever pointed out the un­canny co­in­ci­dence that she dated a crick­eter in both her reel and real lives — her char­ac­ter dates a famous crick­eter in Chake De! In­dia and then dumps him for be­ing sex­ist — Sa­garika quips, “Be­fore my fam­ily could even re­act, I started re­lat­ing to it, be­cause peo­ple had writ­ten so much about it. Much later, my fam­ily [also] re­alised, ‘Oh yeah, there was a re­sem­blance.’”

With [Za­heer], the rea­son I feel most con­nected is that he un­der­stands me. Def­i­nitely, he’s a friend first, and ev­ery­thing [else] later

SA­GARIKA GHATGE, AC­TOR

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