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Wedding bells are ringing out loud for television’s handsome hunk, Sharad Malhotra. In case you have been living under the rock all this while, the Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki fame actor is all set to take the wedding vows. The actor, who had earlier opened up about being commitment phobic, is finally tying the knot with a fashion designer named, Ripci Bhatia. (You May Also Like: Nora Fatehi Finally Opens Up On Her Break-Up With Angad Bedi, Says, 'I Was Broken By It')
Also, it is to be mentioned here that Sharad was in a long-term relationship with Yeh Hai Mohabbetin actress, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya. And post that, he had also dated Splitsvilla contestant, Pooja Bisht. Both of his relationships ended on a bitter note. Nonetheless, he is getting married within a week on April 20, 2019, in Mumbai. Post this, the newly-weds will be hosting a reception party in May in Kolkata for his childhood friends.
While the preparations are in full swing, the groom-to-be had a hearty conversation with a famous online tabloid, BollywoodLife. Talking about his marriage, Sharad laughed off and said, "No one expected that I would marry so soon. They thought I would give it a year but then when you meet a person and strike that connect, you know it is right. I always believed that marriage will happen when it has to happen. I feel it's right to marry now. But my friends are teasing me about being a runaway groom.”
Further sharing the pre-wedding jitters, he was quoted as saying, "Yes, there is happiness, a bit of nervousness and excitement. I have planned a few things to surprise Ripci. I hope I can pull them off nicely. I cannot reveal as it's a surprise. Thankfully, I have a great team looking into the preparations. I do not have to stress much. Pawan Kumar, the producer of my current show and I have been friends since years. He is looking into the details. I am so happy that a friend is doing this for me.” (Checkout: Sharad Malhotra's 'Soon-To-Be-Wife' Ripci Bhatia Shares First Picture From Their Roka Ceremony)
The groom-to-be further revealed the excitement of his family and shared, "My mom is the most elated woman in the world right now. My sister has been married for a while now. For years, she has waited for the wedding of her son. Everyone is celebrating. In May, we will throw a reception in Kolkata for my childhood friends.”
Talking about his ladylove Ripci and what attracted him, he remarked, "I think I was fascinated by her love for travel. I love to travel but don't get the time. Ripci has immense wanderlust. She has a lovely sense of humour. Moreover, she is an independent working woman. I love women who are financially independent and empowered. She is a very grounded woman. I do not need someone who treats me like a star. I want someone who keeps me rooted. Ripci manages to do this very well.” (Do Read: Riddhima Kapoor Sahni Shares Throwback Picture Of Rishi Kapoor With Granddaughter Samara Sahni)
Previously, in a media interaction, Sharad had revealed his typical arranged marriage meeting with Ripci, and had shared, “For a change, I didn’t date Ripci. Everything happened in an old-fashioned way for us, as we said a ‘yes’ without meeting each other much. In fact, she asked me recently why we didn’t date before deciding to tie the knot. It just didn’t happen.”
He had further added, “When I was introduced to Ripci, I had just come out of a relationship and was going through a difficult phase. Initially, we would just exchange occasional pleasantries on social media. It was only after Ganpati last year that we got talking on the phone, which was after my last relationship ended. What connected us probably was our fear of marriage. In fact, Ripci travelled the world for six years to avoid marriage, as the pressure on a girl at her age was mounting. I would have loved to do that, too, but I was constantly working. It’s only recently that our families got involved after we spoke over the phone for a few days. Both of us instantly realised that this is it and decided to take the plunge.” (Don't Miss: 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman' Fame, Meghna Naidu Shares Her First Bridal Pic From Her Secret Wedding)
Raise your hands if you too are excited for Sharad and Ripci’s wedding!
Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki actor, Sharad Malhotra got married to a Delhi-based costume designer, Ripci Bhatia (now Malhotra) on April 20, 2019, following two wedding ceremonies- first a Sikh wedding based on Anand Karaj rituals and then, a Hindu wedding. Sharad's wedding was a long-anticipated affair in the showbiz world asRead More