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KARTIK AARYAN, ACTOR @TanishaaMukerji: Mother o’mine mother o’mine If i were damned of body and soul I know whose prayers would make me whole ! Mother o’mine Mother o’mine! #tanuja #legend #love #mother #tanishaamukerji #rudyardkipling ANEES BAZMEE, FILMMAKER #healthymindhealthybody #andamanislands #jolchobbi @yamigautam: Not just a movie but a wave of emotion that runs through everyone! Overwhelmed with all the love! #URITheSurgicalStrike #HowsTheJosh We celebrate 37 years of marriage this year. Our love story started when we were in college. I liked her and proposed, and after a little hesitation, she said yes. I feel really lucky to have her in my life. She married someone who We were working on a film together as actors, and that’s where we met. In those days, it wasn’t very easy to express our feelings towards each other. We did take time, and courted for two years, but it was when we met when we both felt a major connection. We wanted to spend more time together. In our times, more time together would was jobless, a great risk on her part, and has been supportive throughout. I think her luck mingled with mine and helped me in whatever little I have achieved so far. So Valentine’s Day might be giving thrills to younger generation but we think of it as ‘extra kharcha’!
- Satish Shah always culminate into marriage, we weren’t able to see it in any other way! You youngsters have so many options these days, but we didn’t. It’s the best decision we made. It’s been 30 years, but it seems like the first year, and that it’s been just a few years since I have known Pankaj. I would recommend marriage to one and all, but it’s not easy, it’s important to find the right person.
- Supriya Pathak We will be celebrating our 50 anniversary this year on March 27. It was an arranged and love marriage — more of an arranged set-up by Mr Rajendra Kumar (actor) and Mr and Mrs Raj Kapoor (the actor-filmmaker and his wife). They were very keen on this alliance. It took one year for things to materialise as I was very busy in my work then. We are in a great place now. We have three daughters, all of I met him first when I saw his film Balika Badhu (1976). That’s when I remember crushing over him. When he was hunting for a leading leady for his film, his mother pointed out to me saying ‘this girl will suit you on-screen’, and at the end of the day, fleetingly suggested ‘she could be good for you to marry too’! He saw me in a televised play in Unlike today, we had normal telephones. There was always more tension about being able to get in touch. One had to sometimes use studio phones and all to communicate. So while one was shooting, a guy would come and say, ‘Sonijee aap ke liye phone hai office mein’ and you would have to go all the way to some studio office to fix the dinner date for that night — not at all private! The worst was them well-settled. Our love story now is towards our daughters and grandchildren. It is a rare thing to be together for so long. This is all a result of adjustment and adaptability and dividing your priorities. I don’t interfere in her department and she doesn’t in mine. We have suggestions for each other. We do celebrate Valentine’s Day. We go out for lunch or dinners by ourselves. But other than that day, we also go out for regular lunches and dinners.
- Prem Chopra ’83-84. He asked my parents if I could act in his film, he never came to me. I didn’t know of this offer till they rejected it, because of conditions like no kissing, or lifting up in arms. But he agreed to every condition. It’s been 34 years, and obviously the journey has been very special. For Valentine’s Day, he will definitely come up with something as he likes to be in sync with today’s time!
- Supriya Pilgaonkar if you were fighting. We would be calling each other from all over the city or even the country. But I think it only made it all the more romantic and intense. My idea of love has changed over the years. First, it was passion and can’t-live-without-you sort of feelings. Over the years, I’ve come to realise that love means giving each other respect and space to be oneself — something that we find hard to do. When you love, you don’t need to impose.
- Soni Razdan