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Marriage is all about the union of two souls who have found their solace in one another. From the moment they first saw each other to the time when he looks at his would-be-wife walking down the aisle, the life of a couple changes completely. From being boyfriend-girlfriend to becoming husband and wife, the feeling of ‘happily ever after’ seems surreal! 2019 ended on a beautiful note for Bigg Boss fame, Nehha Pendse and 2020 started on a great note as she stole her husband, Shardul Singh Bayas’ surname and added to hers. (Recommended Read: Nehha Pendse Shares Unseen Wedding Pictures With Shardul Singh Bayas, Radiates Bridal Glow)
Nehha Pendse’s pre-wedding functions had kick-started with a ‘grahmukh puja’ in 2019 and her Maharashtrian style wedding on January 5, 2020, just stole our hearts. Nehha had looked like a perfect Maharashtrian bride on her wedding day, she had donned a pastel pink Nauvari saree and had accessorised her look with a nath and chandrakor tikali (half-moon-shaped bindi). Shardul had complemented her beautifully in a white kurta and pink saafa. Yesterday, on January 6, 2020, Nehha had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared some unseen pictures from her wedding.
Not much is known about Nehha Pendse and Shardul Singh Bayas’ love story. In an interview with SpotboyE, Nehha shared their love story for the first time after getting married. Sharing where she met Shardul for the first time, Nehha revealed, “I met him at a party and we had a common friend out there. Later on, he got in touch with me saying that he has something in his mind and wants to discuss. So, we met, and he discussed this concept called Primus. It’s a co-working concept and it was in a semi-developing stage at that time.”
Answering the question, ‘did you gauge that Shardul had fallen in love with you’, Nehha replied, “Can I tell you something very honestly? I thought probably he's interested. I will not deny that this thought definitely came to my mind. But I didn't know it was heading in what direction. It was only when we started dating did I realise that he met me genuinely for the cause and the fact that he actually took me as the brand ambassador.” Nehha also revealed that it was love at first sight for Shardul.
Shardul was in love with Nehha and even started working with her. Talking on the same, Nehha stated, “He was very serious. But the thing is I was not in that frame of mind. I had experienced very bad breakups in the past. So, I was like kaam se kaam rakhte hai. But what I really liked about him was in the second or third meeting itself, he said it bang on that 'I want to date you and know you better'. I said, 'Listen, we don't know each other, and I don't believe in dating. I'm 35. I'm not a 20- something who'll be like ‘Dekhte hai, let's see how it goes.'”
Nehha Pendse, during the same interview also talked about her past and said, “I will not take any names because they are not from the industry and now they are married, I'm married too.” Revealing what happened between her and her exes, Nehha said, “I am a very strong personality. People get intimidated. Women like us are attractive. But it's very difficult for men to handle a strong woman. It's only a strong man who can understand that you don't have to handle a strong woman.” (Suggested Read: MS Dhoni's Daughter, Ziva Singh Dhoni Gives A Cute Performance, Plays A Guitar Like A Pro)
Nehha also answered the question of whether Shardul has been a bit wary in the beginning and said, “Hmm… Not really. Shardul hit it off from the first go. The fact that he's an extremely strong man in himself and he knows he need not be insecure about me, because he is sure of his love for me. Now from a man's point of view, he knows that he keeps me happy. I would be foolish to do anything stupid to lose him. When a man knows what he is doing, that insecurity will never come into play.”
Confessing whether she had told Shardul about her past relationships, Nehha revealed, “Even he has had his own ups and downs. When he proposed to me, I said dating can stay aside for a while; I did find him very interesting though, because he is extremely intelligent. He's well-read, well-traveled, his exposure to the world is next level. So, I was definitely intrigued by him as a person. I love to talk to people with whom I can gain knowledge. I don't like frivolous talks. Yes, I did share with him about my break-ups.”
Speaking about whether they were on the same wavelength, Nehha replied, “Absolutely! It's just that he did it more out of love. I did it more out of the need to understand him. Yes. So, we got to know each other and I think the first 2-3 months that we were talking, I loved the fact that he was extremely caring and sensitive. At the same time, he went out of his way, left, right and centre to make sure that all my insecurities were taken care of.”
Talking about whether Shardul got impatient with all the waiting, Nehha said, “Nope. But that's the whole thing. In that process, he did everything without saying it. Now, for instance, he stays at Marine Drive, I stay in Andheri. He used to come all the way from there daily to meet me. And I understand that it takes 2 hours to just travel from that end to this end. So the guy who takes out time from his busy schedule and comes to see me daily, just says a lot because nowadays, people don't have the time for this. The first 2 months all we did was talking and talking- about our past, about what has hurt us, what we see in the future and so on. Everything was on a non-romantic line.”
Nehha added further, “We were trying to understand where we fit in together. He told me that he's ready to marry me at any moment, whenever I would be ready. Then I realised that in those 2-3months, he made me so secure. Because in the past, men promised me love, promised me commitment- but when the time came, they just ran away. And here was a man who was first giving me a commitment and then talking about love. So I guess that's what caught me and I was looking to settle down. I'm a strong individual but that doesn't mean I don't need a man. I was just waiting for the right kind of man.”
Nehha and Shardul moved in together before tying the knot on January 5, 2020. Sharing the details about the same, Nehha said, “After he proposed to me and after we set the wedding date, he suggested that we shift in together first and then marry. We had already decided that we would marry in Jan. We shifted in August 2019.” (Must Read: Malaika Arora Talks About Marriage Plans With Beau, Arjun Kapoor In The Year 2020)
Here’s wishing Nehha and Shardul, a very happy married life.
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