Aashka Goradia talks about her upcoming wedding and plans for her birthday.
Aashka Goradia says she will be in celebration mode every year for an entire week with her birthday falling right before her white and traditional wedding dates
Aashka Goradia is feeling tired. “I have been running around taking care of the wedding preparations,” says the Naagin actor, who will tie the knot with her fiancé Brent Goble on December 3 in Aashka’s hometown, Ahmedabad (Gujarat). They will also have a white wedding on December 1.
She says, “My love story is a fairy tale, so why not the wedding? If you asked me a couple of years ago, I used to think that I wouldn't ever get married. Today, my friends ask me about that thought and my answer is that I found the right guy and what matters is getting married to him. This decision has led to the happiness of my family, who have always dreamt that I get married in a certain way, which is why I am going all out to have a fairy-tale wedding.”
Aashka’s family and friends are helping but she is looking after her in-laws herself. She says, “I am excited that Brent’s family wants an Indian style wedding. I have been working on their clothes for the various functions. I realise it is not the big day that matters but the small moments leading to the big day that do. I never imagined that I would experience such joy in life or have an intercultural marriage. The white wedding will be different as my family will do things that they have never done before. I am still working on my vows. There are many new things I am doing that I never thought I would do.”
While Brent wants to go to New Zealand for the honeymoon, the couple hasn’t planned anything yet. “Brent’s parents want to see India and we are excited to take them to Rajasthan and also show them the Taj Mahal. That’s the plan as of now,” says the bride.
Other than the wedding celebrations, Aashka’s birthday too, is around the corner (on November 27), which has increased the excitement. “You know, initially the wedding date was November 27-28 but I put my foot down as I didn’t want my birthday and the wedding day to be the same. That’s why we chose December 1 and 3 for the wedding dates. This birthday is my last as a spinster, so I will have a blast with my family and cousins in Ahmedabad. And now every year, celebrations will start on November 27 and continue till December 3. That was my plan all along (laughs),” she says.
I realise it is not the big day that matters but the small moments leading to the big day that do. I never imagined that I would experience such joy in life or have an intercultural marriage.
AASHKA GORADIA, ACTOR
Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble