Thank­ful and blessed

Ac­tress Nora Dan­ish finds bliss in mar­riage, writes Tahir Alhamzah

New Straits Times - - Groove - Nora Dan­ish tahir.alhamzah@nst.com.my

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.

WON­DER­FUL JOUR­NEY

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.

won­der­ful jour­ney.”

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.

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