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It would be a lie if we say that we haven’t dreamt of a fairy tale proposal when our prince charming would come riding a horse, get down on his knees making ‘forever’ vows and slip down the most gorgeous ring, leaving us all teary-eyed. We have recreated that moment over a million times in our head and had gone all awww about our dreamy proposal story. Lucky are the ones, who get to live their own magical happy ending...or beginning! And Shilpa Shetty Kundra is one such lucky girl. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Can't Have Enough Of Punjab's Sarso Ka Saag, Makhan, Roti, Sis Karisma Kapoor Reacts)
It was 11 years ago, during an evening in Paris, when her then-beau and now-husband, Raj Kundra had proposed her with the dreamiest proposal. A year later, on November 22, 2009, Raj and Shilpa had become each other’s forever and had embarked on their journey of ‘happily ever after’. Shilpa and Raj have blissfully shaped their ‘happily married life’ and to complete their family, they were blessed with a baby boy, Viaan Raj Kundra in 2012.
Days before their 10th wedding anniversary, Shilpa Shetty Kundra appeared on Romedy Now's The Love Laugh Live Show, and recalled her first reaction when her then-beau, Raj Kundra had proposed her with ‘just 5-carat’ ring. Revealing how Raj had planned the proposal, Shilpa shared, "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 awww 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 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." (Also Read: Sakshi Tanwar Feels Daughter, Dityaa Is The Answer To All Her Prayers, Gave New Meaning To Her Life)
On February 8, 2019, a sweet melody by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Teri Yaad featuring Rohit Reddy and Anita Hassanandani Reddy and directed by Raj Kundra was released for the music lovers as Valentine’s gift and parts of the song were inspired by Raj and Shilpa’s love story. Sharing a collage with a picture from their real ‘proposal moment’ and its recreation still from the song, Shilpa had penned a long message for her ‘cookie’ as she reminisced about their old romantic times. Shilpa had captioned the collage as “Major throwback..this picture from 11 yrs ago when you proposed to me .. still remember you booking out the whole banqueting hall at Le Grand Hotel Paris..telling me it was just early supper at a friends, and you surprised me with a “ring” under the cloche and went on one knee with live musicians playing #ladyinred when I entered, the setting , Paris ..Ufff!! That proposal was straight out of my (every girls) dream.. You continue to manifest all my dreams into reality since then.”
Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s post could be further read as “Seeing you recreate that shot in #Teriyaad (your 1st directorial venture) just made me sooo mushy.. lots of memories.. Cookie you are my Valentine now and forever..Congratulations on another feather in your cap @rajkundra9, Congratulations @muzikonerecords @robin_behl14. @anitahassanandani @rohitreddygoa loved you in the song.. thank you for being part of it.. you guys are sooo special #lovewins #love #happiness #gratitude #music #musicvideo #musicvideodirector #hubbylove #proud.”
In an interview with the Filmfare, Raj Kundra had revealed that it was love at first sight for him and in all-praises for his superwoman, Shilpa Shetty, he was quoted as saying, “It was love at first sight. From the moment I saw her, I knew I’d love her to be my life partner. She’s got an angelic side to her. Her homely side grew on me as I got to know her. She’s a great housewife. She’s a supermom! She’s the wind beneath my wings and I try to be her support system. We are each other’s strengths.” (Also Read: Dipika Kakar Ibrahim Celebrates 'Eid Mila-Dun-Nabi' With Hubby, Shoaib Ibrahim, Aces In Ethnic Wear)
How did your special ‘someone’ propose you to be their forever? Keep us posted!