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Shilpa Shetty has time and again proved that she is not just a pretty face. She is a talented actress, a doting wife, a caring mother, and a fitness freak. She has aced in every sphere of her life and has been giving major goals to her fans. She is undoubtedly a fashionista as her outfits often break the internet, and her Sunday-binge introduces people to a healthy lifestyle incorporating some yummy food. (You may also like: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Bakes The Yummiest Heart-Shaped Cake With Her Son, Viaan Raj Kundra)
The actress has always been under media scrutiny, not just for her professional life, but also for her personal life, moreover, her love life. Shilpa Shetty had decided to tie the knot with London-based businessman, Raj Kundra on November 22, 2009, breaking the hearts of many. Their marriage was the talk of the town, but despite all the odds, the couple proved their love and is adored by everyone. Shilpa and Raj’s love story is no less than a Bollywood movie, as the actress shared some details about her love life, first meeting, and marriage with her husband Raj Kundra in her recent interview with the Pinkvilla.
In Pinkvilla’s talk show, No More Secrets, the actress talked about her first meeting with husband Raj Kundra, and said, "I met Raj in London through a common friend to discuss a business deal. I was swoon by his smile, charm, and persona." Later, the actress discussed about Raj with her friend, and was disappointed as her friend told her about his marriage. Shilpa said, "After he left, I asked my friend about him. He told me that he is already married and I was left disheartened. But, at that time, we did not know that Raj is going through a divorce. Four months later, Raj had once offered me to stay at his batch pad, since I was traveling to London frequently. I was surprised to know about his bachelor pad, and later he revealed that he is going through a divorce." (Also read: Shilpa Shetty Admits Being Insecure From Her Sister Shamita Shetty When She Made Her Bollywood Debut)
When asked, how she fell in love with her now-husband, Raj Kundra, Shilpa shared that they too had a ‘Let’s just be friends’ phase. Shilpa talked about how Raj tried to impress her, and said, "He was trying to woo me with Versace bags. In fact, he sent me three bags of the same style in three different colors, and I was astonished. He was constantly throwing hints at me. But, I asked him to give it a full-stop as I want to spoil the friendship and bond we shared. Moreover, I was never going to shift to London, though I was dying to get married at that time (laughs)."
The ‘Let’s just be friends’ phase was just the start to an everlasting story, as Shilpa recalled about Raj buying space in Mumbai. The actress said, "Later, we decided to talk our hearts out to each other and come to a conclusion. The next morning, after our meeting, he called me and asked if I had seen Jalsa (Amitabh Bachchan’s Mumbai home), to which I agreed. Raj then said that he had bought a floor opposite Jasla, leaving me all astonished. I was wondering why a London-based rich businessman would buy a flat in Mumbai. Next day, he asked me to accompany him to see the property."
Shilpa also shared what made Shilpa believe in Raj’s decision. The actress further added, "The building, where Raj bought the flat was not even constructed completely. It only had the 2nd floor, when we went to see. But, he enthusiastically said, 'I've bought the 7th floor.' He then told me whether he works from here, or functions out of London doesn't really matter. It is then when he made it clear that he had decided."
Shilpa and Raj are now living their happily-ever-after with son, Viaan Raj Kundra and newborn daughter, Samisha Shetty Kundra. (Recommended read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Finally Brings Newborn Daughter, Samisha Home With Raj Kundra And Viaan Kundra)
Isn’t Shilpa and Raj’s love story straight out of a Bollywood movie?