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Sometimes to nurture a dream, one has to work really hard towards it. And because of that, we miss out on some of the other important things in life. We millennials, ya we, as millennials, often immerse ourselves in inconsequential aspects of life that we don’t give enough space to love. In the era where everyone is busy chasing materialistic dreams, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli show us how to strike a perfect balance between personal and professional life. (Also Read: Anushka Sharma Reacts To Pregnancy Rumours And Stereotypes Surrounding A Married Woman In Bollywood)
The captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli and the talented and unconventional Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma, both are on the pinnacle of their careers and with their gestures and interviews, it proves that they truly respect each other’s work and professional achievements. While Anushka flows down to different countries to be with her husband and cheer for him from the cricket stands, Virat too, makes sure to compliment his wife for her acting prowess and stand up for her against the world.
In an interaction with Filmfare, Anushka Sharma has opened her heart out about the love of her life, Virat Kohli and how the last year-and-a-half has been like for them as husband and wife. Speaking how her married life has been going on with Virat, Anushka said, “I’m married to my best friend. I’m married to my confidant. I’m married to someone I love so dearly just because of the human being that he is. You talk about being misunderstood in life and then you meet someone, who understands you completely. Then the world doesn’t exist. So for him and me, when we’re together, the world ceases to exist. We find solace in one another because of the similarities we share as people. Even when we were dating each other, it was the same thing. I feel extremely happy because he’s my family.”
Virat Kohli has been one of the most aggressive batsmen in the world. However, on the contrary, his wife Anushka Sharma believes that he is exactly the opposite in real life and went on to call him the calmest person she knows. As Anushka calls him her best friend and confidant, we have often heard Virat acknowledging his wife for helping him in ‘temper management’. Commenting on the same, Anushka stated, “He’s one of the calmest persons I’ve met. Off the field, he’s so relaxed. You can ask my friends, my team. He’s like that on field only because he’s so passionate. He’s not aggressive in real life. That’s only his demeanour on the field. He’s the most shaant person I know. I look at him and I’m like, ‘Wow! You’re so chill.’"
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma try to squeeze in as much quality time as they can with each other, amidst their hectic schedules. Just how Virat is often spotted receiving his star wife at the airport, Anushka too, goes to pick him up when he is back from his tours. Elaborating on the same, Anushka remarked, “Those are the moments you steal when you lead lives that are so demanding. For that, your priorities have to be set. I’m never going to be like, ‘Oh please spend more time with me at the cost of your work’. No, please do your work. He’s the same with me. When you respect each other’s work and your own, there’s respect in the marriage.” (Also Read: Sushmita Sen And Rohman Shawl Are All Set To Tie The Knot In A 2019 Winter Wedding, Details Inside)
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had made everyone swoon over their fairy tale wedding in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, surrounded by their closest family members and friends. Well, to be precise, just 42 people! When asked, “How did you manage to keep the wedding under wraps?” Anushka Sharma replied, “We wanted to keep it genuine. We didn’t want it to be adulterated and touched by anything, which would remind us that we’re celebrities. We were with our parents and our siblings, who’ve sacrificed so much for us, our closest friends, who’ve supported us through our worst. If we’d allowed it to become public in any way, we would be reminded of our public standing. We didn’t want that. We just wanted to be like two people in love. We never counted for who we were publicly when we fell in love. Our beings fell in love. We wanted to feel that purity at our wedding. That’s why we kept it so close to our hearts and kept it away from anything, which would make us think about anything other than us and the people who were part of this. It was surreal.”
When asked if she would recommend marriage, Anushka Sharma replied, “Yes. But you have to find the right person and you have to marry for the right reasons. You should marry because you feel right about the person. You should marry because the person fills you up. Marriage should never be a compromise or a settlement. You have to understand that it’s a commitment. It’s a promise. And you only promise something that holds value. So you need to find someone, who understands that value and its sanctity. For me, relationships have to be pure. I’ve few friends but they’re special. I want authenticity, realness. I can’t tolerate things, which are frail.”
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma belong to two different work fields, because of which they always have to match schedules to be with each other. When asked, “Would you have preferred it to be a more conventional situation?” Anushka retorted, “We had the most conventional sort of time in January, February and March this year, where I took off to be with him. We were seeing each other every day. Otherwise, we didn’t know what it was like. We’ve been together for almost six years. And it’s always been about matching schedules and flights. During the first six months of our marriage, we spent 21 or 22 days together. And these 22 days mind you, were not ‘free’ days. Either I’d be in a meeting or he was going for practice or a match. When he’d drop in to see me on the set, I’d be busy shooting. We were hardly together in Mumbai. In fact, the staff at home gets so happy whenever they see us together at home.”
Revealing how does she manages personal and professional life, Anushka Sharma continued, “It’s a balancing act and we’re doing it well. We prioritise our lives well. When you have work and your relationship to take care for, a lot of the other things just tend to fall off. It simplifies your life.”
Speaking of how different they are from each other, Anushka Sharma remarked, “Honestly, we’re quite similar as people. We like doing the same things. We get such little time to be with each other that when we’re together, we just want to chill. We’re happy just walking around when abroad. We just want to spend that time being normal - buying water or knickknacks at the supermarket. Both of us take pleasure in these little things. I find it hard to say what ways we differ in. Of course, there are occasions when we have to go out and I do get late in getting ready. It’s not like I’m 15 minutes late. I could be just seven minutes late and he’ll be hovering around me. Then I’m like, ‘This is going to make it worse. Please go and sit down and let me get ready’. That must come from his profession where everything’s always on schedule. They reach three minutes before time. I’m known to be a punctual person too. I tell him, “In my industry, I’m seen as such a punctual and professional person. But you keep making me feel like I’m a latecomer.”” (Also Read: Anita Hassanandani Reveals The Main Reason For Participating In Nach Baliye 9 With Hubby Rohit Reddy)
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