Gauahar Khan gave a pleasant surprise to all her fans by announcing her wedding date. The actress will be tying the knot with Zaid Darbar on December 25 in an intimate ceremony with both families in attendance. With 24 days left for the big day, Gauahar spoke to a leading daily about Zaid's proposal. She said they hit off well and when he proposed marriage to her in July this year, there were no second thoughts.
"I was averse to the idea of being with anyone when I met him. Yet, I felt this was something different because I had never met someone like him. I felt this is my kind of human being. He is like me in many ways in thoughts, behaviour, history and characteristics. So, I knew we would have a great friendship. We didn’t have a courtship. I met him, we hit it off and he didn’t think he would propose to someone, marriage was not on his mind. When he asked me, it wasn’t planned. It was in a flow and after meeting me, in literally over a month, he proposed to me. There were no second thoughts," Gauahar told.
She further added, "Especially during the lockdown, I was seeing life from a different perspective. I wasn’t looking for love and when I met him, it wasn’t like I had butterflies in my stomach instead it was more that I met my human. I could connect to him, he can handle me, understand and take care of me, love me and be my best friend. It is a little unbelievable when people hear our story. Our families know that this was meant to be."
Gauahar, who is 7 years older than Zaid, the son of renowned music director Ismail Darbar, said he proposed to her before she had to go to Pune where her father was hospitalised. Saying that she can be a goofball around him, the actress added, “I had to go to Pune right after he proposed and I got to know much better over the phone than meeting. I had a deeper understanding of life during the pandemic. What got further emphasizes is that time with family and loved ones matter the most. To meet a man who believed the same, made me think he is my kind of person. I can be a goofball with him and also find the maturity and balance in the relationship. The age difference isn’t much and it doesn’t bother me."
Today morning, Gauahar shared a note about her wedding on Instagram. She wrote, "The year 2020 has been anything but ordinary, & our love story through it all has been nothing short of extraordinary! It gives us immense joy to announce that we are tying the knot and embarking on a journey of forever! Keeping the current scenario in mind, we will be celebrating the big day with our family in an intimate ceremony. We seek your blessings & love & are eternally grateful for the constant support & the outpour of warm wishes we have received. We hope for every soul to find its mate & pray for every heart to find its reason to beat."
(Source: Hindustan Times)