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Weddings are beautiful and what is more fun are the pre-wedding functions that lead to it! From the bachelorette, cocktail, sangeet, haldi and mehendi, admit it or not (though we understand about those terrifying butterflies fluttering in your stomach), it feels good to be the centre of attention! Soon comes the afternoon, when you are all set to be decked-up in one of the most memorable avatars of your wedding, you decking up as a bride.
Countless discussions with your make-up artist, you imagining how you would look as a bride, all turns into reality on the day of your wedding. And in this month of love and weddings, Maine Pyar Kiya lead, Bhagyashree was apparently busy reminiscing about her wedding day. Also, do you know what led to her wedding? The actress had to elope in order to get married to the man of her dreams, Himalaya Dasani. While we will share the entire story with you in the later paragraphs to come, take a look at one of their couple pictures:
Rocking at 49, Bhagyashree took to Instagram and posted a mesmerising picture of herself, from her wedding day, all decked-up as a bride. The black-and-white picture that she had shared, was captioned with a couple of hashtags, “#throwbackthursday #weddingdiaries #blacknwhite #grayscale #memories #gratitude #downmemorylane.” Also Read: Shashi Kapoor's Tragic Love Story: Once A Superstar, Who Went Into Depression After His Wife's Death
This is the picture:
Speaking about their love story with Humans Of Bombay, the doting wifey shared, “We went to school together — he was the naughtiest kid in class and I was always the class monitor. We would fight all the time and the rest of the class would have a blast! We were like Yin and Yang — the more we fought, the more it became clear that we couldn’t be apart. We never dated though…he never even told me how he felt until the last day of school. He said, ‘I have to tell you something’ and then for one week he kept trying to say it but would always back out. Finally, I went upto him and said, ‘look, just say it…I’m sure the answer will be positive’ and that’s when he told me he liked me.”
Do you know, Bhagyashree had to run away in order to get married to the man of her dreams? She had further shared, “I come from a very conservative family, so even after that while we were in college, we would barely meet or talk on the phone. When I told my parents about him, they thought we were too young to decide something like this, and I believed as well that if he really loved me, we should be apart for some time — he should explore, know that I’m the one and then we could be together. So we did break up when he went away to the US to study, and that’s when I signed Maine Pyar Kiya.“ Also Read: Tragic Love Life Of Jaya Prada: Married A Father Of 3 Kids Just To Live Alone
Bhagyashree also shared, “Before signing the film, while he was still in the States I went and met his parents to ask them if they were okay with me getting into films…we weren’t even together at that point, but I guess somewhere I knew that we would in the future. They said that they had no problems…and I began shooting. When he came back home during the course of the shooting, we both knew that we wanted to be together, but my parents still wouldn’t allow us to meet or speak on the phone…so I decided to speak to them. I told them that seeing him made me happy, that I couldn't be without him, but they were still adamantly against our relationship. I knew then that there wasn’t any other way.”
Speaking about what made her take the drastic step, Bhagyashree revealed, “I called him up after this conversation and asked him, ‘are you sure of yourself, of us? This is the deciding day…either I’d be in his life forever or not at all.’ I said, ‘I’m leaving my house now, if you love me come and pick me up’ and within 15 minutes he was under my house. We had a small ceremony at a temple — his parents, Salman, Sooraj ji, a few of our friends attended and that’s how we go married.” Also Read: Bhagyashree Is A Princess Of A Royal Kingdom But Had To Run Away From Her Palace To Get Married
Maine Pyar Kiya was a huge hit but Bhagyashree decided to leave Bollywood for her hubby, “Thereafter, Maine Pyar Kiya went on to become such a big hit, but I was a woman so in love with my husband and my son Abhimanyu who was born soon after that I said no to every offer I got. I have absolutely no regrets though, I look at my life, my family now and I feel so proud. Yash Ji always said, ‘you’re a foolish girl’ and oh yes, I loved being foolish! “
What prompted her to become a full-time homemaker, Bhagyashree shared, “Very often, people say ‘giving up such a bright career’ is backward, but I disagree. I respect and admire career women who can juggle both, but I took the decision of being a full invested home maker…and believe me, that’s a thankless job. But it’s all worth it when you see your children growing up into fine human beings.” Also Read: Bhagyashree Had Warned Salman Khan To Maintain Distance To Avoid Link-up Rumours Between Them
Such an enriching love story, Bhagyashree has! Also, how did you like her throwback picture in her bridal avatar?