New be­gin­ning

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AF­TER four years of dat­ing, ac­tress Nora Dan­ish fi­nally mar­ried boyfriend Nedim Nazri at a glam­orous cer­e­mony in Kuala Lumpur in March. This year, Nora is look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing her first Hari Raya as Nedim’s wife.

“I’m ex­cited be­cause pre­vi­ously I was a sin­gle mother for eight years,” the 35-yearold ac­tress said at an in­ter­view in Kuala Lumpur.

Nora has one son, Rayqal, eight, from her first mar­riage, while Nedim, 34, has a six-year-old son from his pre­vi­ous mar­riage. For the new fam­ily’s first Hari Raya, Nora said it will be a “sim­ple af­fair”.

“We’ll just visit our re­spec­tive fam­ily mem­bers in KL. Raya is meant for get­ting to­gether with fam­ily and mak­ing time for them,” Nora said.

Nora is rev­el­ling in her new life. She looks for­ward to meals pre­pared by her hus­band whom she says loves to cook.

“He makes ev­ery­thing from west­ern food to kam­pung dishes. Some­times he’ll make a dish that he learned from YouTube. He likes it when his friends and fam­ily get to­gether to eat what he has pre­pared.”

Nora added that she has put on weight af­ter get­ting mar­ried.

“Some peo­ple have thought I was preg­nant!” she said laugh­ing.

Nora shared that her hus­band’s sig­na­ture dishes in­clude steak, ayam masak cili, crab curry and but­ter prawn.

When Nora opened her cafe at Ban­dar Baru Bangi in Se­lan­gor last year, Nedim was in charge in the kitchen.

“He worked so much in the kitchen un­til he got blis­ters on his feet.”

If there is one thing Nora can’t get her hus­band to do, it would be act­ing with her.

“Although he has been of­fered (act­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties), he al­ways says no.

“I think he’d rather do his own thing. Who knows? Maybe we’ll do a food-travel show to­gether. We’ll see if I can con­vince him to do that,” she said.

Pre­vi­ously, it was also widely re­ported that Nora was ready to quit act­ing at her hus­band’s re­quest. She clar­i­fied say­ing it is not go­ing to hap­pen any time soon.

“Act­ing is my pas­sion. I won’t stop now. We were just jok­ing around. I didn’t think that it is an is­sue,” she said.

Nora has two movies due for re­lease this year, Makri­fat Cinta and In­done­sian-Malaysian pro­duc­tion Bukan Cinta Malaikat. – An­gelin Yeoh

— FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Nora says Hari Raya will be a sim­ple af­fair spent with fam­ily and friends.

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