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Do you still remember that girl in your school or tuitions who made your teenage days special? As your Khayalo Ki Mallika would enter, your world used to freeze. To talk to her or not talk to her was the biggest dilemma of your life. But have you ever wondered how beautiful life would have been if you could have married your first love? Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara fame, Nakuul Mehta reveals the experience of marrying his first love. (Also Read: Nakuul Mehta Reveals How He Proposed Jankee Parekh Mehta And Confessed His Love For Her)
After dating for 9 years and enjoying the marital life for 6 years, Nakuul Mehta never fails to set the bar of marriage goals very high with his childhood love and wife, Jankee Parekh Mehta. Nakuul and Jankee’s social media profiles perfectly describe their relationship which is filled with love, travel, laughter and PDAs. While their love and admiration for each other has always won everyone’s hearts, Nakuul has now spoken at length about his love journey with Jankee.
In a post by Humans of Bombay, Nakuul reveals the first thought when he saw the love of his life, Jankee. He stated, “My first thought when I saw Jankee was, ‘How amazing would life be, if she agreed to marry me.’ I was only 18 but my instincts told me, she was the one. We were both training with Shiamak–I saw her there for the first time. I was also interning at BSE & remember travelling from there to Andheri, strategizing an opening line.”
Further sharing that it took him 2 months to get her number and when he asked her out, Nakuul added, “Finally, I gathered the courage & asked her, ‘Do you have a name?’ Her look said, ‘What do you mean, do you have a name?’ But she just said, ‘Jankee’. After that, it took me 2 months to get her number! We talked every night for 6 months before I asked her out. I went to her house with a bouquet & a card–cheesy, I know! But all she said was, ‘I’ll call you.’ Then she called & said, ‘I don’t see you like that.’ It was a no go–but I continued to be her friend despite how hard it was.” (Also Read: Nakuul Mehta And Jankee Parekh Mehta Give Us Major DDLJ Feels By Romancing Amidst 'Sarson Ke Khet')
Reminiscing the moment when Jankee expressed her liking for him, Nakuul went on to say, “6 months later, when I went to the US, she realised that she missed me. When I came back, I knew that it was moving somewhere, but she wasn’t forthcoming. So I suggested not speaking for a while. But we’d already planned to watch Devdas, so we went for it, sat together, didn’t speak and then went our own way. In a week she called me & said ‘I like you too.’ I replied, ‘What makes you think I like you still?’ I was just playing, but for a day, she went through what I went through for 6 months!”
And finally, the much-awaited proposal happened, but it was the other way around. Jankee proposed Nakuul and he made her wait for 10 seconds before saying ‘yes’. Nakuul shared, “The next day we met & a reverse proposal happened! I made her wait for 10 seconds before saying, ‘Yes’! We dated for 9 years after–I’d have married her at 18 but it was a tough one! She comes from a traditional Gujarati family. They were hesitant–I wasn’t Gujarati or a businessman & I was an actor! But she was unrelenting! Finally, I spoke to her parents until they were convinced. Then at 2 am, I proposed to her on Marine Drive with a 5 page poem I’d written–thankfully she said ‘yes’ before the cops came after us!”
Concluding with the biggest accomplishment of his life till date, Nakuul ended with, “When we got married, I didn’t even have a job, but she had blind faith in me. She helped me become the best version of myself. That’s what love is–relentless & unconditional. She’s been my rock. And now that I have the career I’ve always wanted, none of it matters more than her. Till today, my biggest accomplishment is that she agreed to marry me!” (Also Read: Married For 6 Yrs, Jankee Parekh Shares A Passionate Lip-lock Picture With Nakuul Mehta)
Aren’t they the quintessential made-for-each-other couple? We dare you to tag and talk about your first love in the comments section below *wink*.