Thankful and blessed
Actress Nora Danish finds bliss in marriage, writes Tahir Alhamzah
NOTWITHSTANDING a recent brouhaha, it’s been a blissful period for the newlyweds — popular actress Nora Danish and Nedim Nazri.
After being romantically-linked for four years, the pair finally took the plunge, tying the knot late last March.
The private wedding, which took place at Glasshouse in Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur, was an intimate affair. Only 200 guests comprising family members and close friends were present to bear witness to the union.
It had always been their dream to have a small solemnisation ceremony.
Both Nora, 35, and Nedim, 34, whose first marriages ended with divorce, hope that their union will last.
“I’m thankful for being blessed with a husband as loving and understanding as Nedim,” says Nora.”Although some quarters have made negative remarks about him, as long as people who matter believe in him, he need not prove anything,” she adds.
Nedim, the son of Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, has been very supportive of her acting career.
The lovey-dovey couple are not shy to show their affection to all and sundry, constantly updating their respective Instagram accounts with photos of them enjoying married life, captioning the photos with expressions of love for each other.
“As they say, behind every great man, there’s a great woman. And I want to be that lady for him.
“It’s been easy adjusting to married life. It’s been an easy and smooth path. This is partly because we’ve been dating for quite some time. I know his needs and likes. It also helps when it comes to anticipating his moods. Besides, Nedim is an easy-going person, making adjusting to this new chapter of my life a
Behind every great man, there’s a great woman. And I want to be that lady for Nedim.
Nora is also fortunate that her husband enjoys being in the kitchen.
“He can cook anything from traditional local dishes to Western cuisine. My favourite is his burgers. Somehow, he always manages to make the beef patties juicy and tender. Come to think of it, I like all the dishes he prepares, and I’m not being bias,” says the petite actress.
When the recent spat between Nora and a fellow actress broke recently, Nedim took to his Instagram account to back up his wife, adding that he hopes Nora will slowly leave her acting career behind, and just have a happy married life with him.
Nora admits that she will eventually call it a day, adding: “I wouldn’t want to do this (acting) forever. Sooner or later, there will come a day when I have to say goodbye to acting.
“As long as I get acting offers, I will continue. At the same time, Nedim knows that I will throw in the towel, when the time comes,” explains Nora.
But her fans need not worry, as Nora says it won’t happen anytime soon.
“I love acting very much, so to just call it a day wouldn’t do myself justice. The first step is to be selective in my acting projects.”
Nora has two films this year — Makrifat Cinta and Bukan Cinta Malaikat.
Makrifat Cinta, a romantic drama by first-time film director Kamal G, also stars Syamsul Yusof, Nabila Huda Suhaimi and award-winning pre-teen actress Puteri Balqis Azizi.
Inspired by a true story, it tells of Mahathir (Syamsul) who works hard to make his wife (Nabila Huda) happy. However, he has issues with his brother-in-law who is a drug addict (Adi Putra).
Mahathir chances upon a mysterious woman (Nora) who turns him from a depressed man into someone who is brimming with hope and dedication.
Directed by Aziz M. Osman, Bukan Cinta Malaikat sees Nora acting alongside Ashraf Muslim, Heliza Helmi, Dynas Mokhtar as well as an Indonesian cast — Fachry Albar and Dewi Amanda.
A love triangle story, it was filmed in Terengganu, as well as in Indonesia, and Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.