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It was 13 years ago when businessman, Raj Kundra had proposed the Goriya of B-town, Shilpa Shetty with the dreamiest proposal and a year later, in 2009, the couple had tied the knot. Post embarking on their journey of ‘happily ever after’, Shilpa and Raj have beautifully knitted their life together and to complete their family, the lovebirds were blessed with a baby boy, Viaan Raj Kundra in 2012 and a daughter, Samisha Shetty Kundra in 2020. In interviews and media interaction, Raj and Shilpa have often talked about the details of their love story, their secret to a happy married life and parenting their two adorable kids.
It was in November 2020 when Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra had completed 11 years of married life and to mark the same, the actress had posted a no-filter selfie with her ‘Cookie’. Wishing Raj on their 11th wedding anniversary, Shilpa had written, “No filter LOVE. The REAL DEAL. As we complete 11 years today, I still have eyes only for you (and on you) Somethings never change. What was... STILL IS! Whoa! 11 years and not counting! Happy Anniversary, my Cookie, @rajkundra9 #11on22 #11thAnniversary #husbandwife #love #blessed #gratitude #family #companion.”
If you have seen To All The Boys: Always And Forever, you would know what a meet-cute is and how special it is for a couple to have ‘our song’! After more than a decade of their married life, Shilpa Shetty Kundra reveals a song that is close to her heart as it reminds her of the secret dating phase with Raj Kundra, years ago. Shilpa came as a guest on Indian Idol 12 to promote her upcoming show, Super Dancer Chapter 4, and when a contestant sang In Dino song from the film, Life In A Metro, it made the 45-year-old actress reminisce the cherishable moments of her dating phase with Raj back in the mid-2000s.
Revealing that she was secretly dating Raj Kundra during the shoot of Life In A Metro and why the song, In Dino from the film, is special for the couple, Shilpa Shetty Kundra said on the show, Indian Idol 12, “I was shooting for Metro and during that time also went to the UK for Big Brother shoot. I was sure that BB would not last long, but one week turned into three weeks and three months and eventually I stayed there for five-six months. Metro shoot was stalled but Anurag was generous and said that whenever you get time come back and I will shoot your portions in the film first. At the same time, I met Raj and he liked In Dino song very much. I made it my ringer tone as well. Whenever this song plays, a smile comes on my face.”
In 2019, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had appeared on Romedy Now's The Love Laugh Live Show, and recalled her first reaction when her then-beau, Raj Kundra had proposed to her with ‘just 5-carat’ ring. Revealing how Raj had planned the proposal, Shilpa was quoted as saying, "He'd booked out the whole banqueting hall at The Grand. A bit OTT... he had like these violinists playing... He conned me into it, He said we are having lunch at a friend's place so dress up well. Not casually, just dress up well and my sister told me to wear red, so it was already planned. He told me from Mumbai we are going to this really cool place. I had no clue, but he had already asked my parents. So, the setting was all there and the cloche opened, and he did propose in the last course, dessert and it was this diamond ring."
If you had gone all aww over the romantic proposal by Raj Kundra, then Shilpa Shetty’s reaction will surely make you go ROFL. Shilpa had taken a while to say ‘yes’ because the ring, which was a 5-carat diamond, wasn't what she had imagined it to be. Shilpa had laughingly narrated the incident, "It was a 5-carat diamond ring and I might sound really materialistic here, but I was like it's just 5 carats. So, I took a while to say yes because I was like 'This is not what I imagined'. No no, I was just joking... So, he was like, because I took 2 seconds more, he was like, 'The wedding ring will be bigger', that's Raj for you. So, I said yes there."
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