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Famous as the serial kisser of Bollywood, the actor behind this tag is a loving husband and a doting father in real life. Emraan Hashmi is just the opposite of the roles he portrays on the big screen. The man with the sensual charm knows how to romance, and this is one of the reasons why all the songs of his movies top the list of most romantic songs.
Emraan Hashmi is married to Parveen Shahani and their love story is a must-read for anyone who believes in the old school romance. So let’s unveil Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani's love story for you.
Emraan Hashmi has the image of a Casanova, but that is just for the screen. In real life, Emraan Hashmi has always been a dedicated boyfriend of the girl to whom he gave his heart at a young age. Emraan and Parveen Shahani began dating long before the actor made it to the big screen. After going strong for six years, the couple was keen on taking their relationship to the next level, but Emraan was still struggling with his career at that time.
It was in 2002 when Emraan decided to assist his uncle, Mahesh Bhatt for the movie, Raaz. Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt convinced him to take up acting and offered him a role in the movie, Footpath. Though the film wasn’t a hit, it did launch Emraan in the world of Bollywood. Then came Emraan’s most famous film, Murder. The film ran for 100 days in the theatres and earned Emraan the tag of ‘serial kisser’. Now that Parveen and Emraan were both doing well in their respective careers, it was time to tie the nuptial knot!
Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani are very private people. This is one of the reasons that we don’t get to see them walking down the red carpets as much as we wish to. The Emraan-Parveen nikaah was an intimate affair as well. The nikaah happened on December 14, 2006, after more than 10 years of being together. The wedding was attended by the close friends and family members of the couple, including the Bhatt family.
Emraan may make you go weak in the knees by playing the romantic guy, but he is a self-confessed lousy lover in real life. Emraan once confessed:
“I am a lousy lover off-screen. Believe me. I am not at all romantic. After I married Parveen, I have not given her expensive gifts nor have I taken her for candlelight dinners.”
Parveen is an understanding woman who knows that when her husband is kissing another lady on the screen, it is strictly for the role but that doesn’t make it easier for the wife. On this, Emraan once shared:
“She still sulks. She doesn’t hit me as hard now, earlier it used to be with a bag, now it’s just with the hand. So she has kind of come down over the years.”
So, the husband and the wife made a deal. For every movie that demands an on-screen kiss, Emraan will get Parveen a handbag. Emraan gushed:
“Always buy her bags, for every kiss, for every film. She has got a cupboard full of bags, there’s one cupboard dedicated to the bags.”
They both are now in a much secure phase of their life.
Emraan and Parveen were blessed with a baby boy on February 3, 2010. The proud parents named him Ayaan. He is the sun and the stars of his parents’ eyes. All was going well when God decided to put this little family up for a huge test. Ayaan was just four years old when he was diagnosed with cancer. Malignant tumour cells were found in his kidney. The parents were shattered to hear the news, but they knew that they had to be strong for their kid.
The couple took their son to the best doctors for his treatment. Ayaan was treated in Canada and Emraan would travel a lot to look after his ailing son and work. Finally, the family emerged victoriously and Ayaan was declared cancer free.
Today, Parveen and Emraan are happy in their love nest which has become more beautiful because of their son. They like to keep a low profile and enjoy life in their own way. Parveen and Emraan make a headstrong couple who have looked in the eyes of life and turned it in their favour. We wish this couple the best of love and laughter. How did you like Emraan Hashmi and Parveen Shahani's love story? Do let us know in the comments section below.