Ali Fazal and Richa Chaddha’s wedding preparations had started in full swing and little did they know that they will have to endure the longing for some time more. As the novel coronavirus brought the world to a standstill, Ali-Richa had to postpone their wedding as well. Ali has also admitted missing fiance Richa amid the involuntary house arrest.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Ali talked about being under house arrest in 2019 and experiencing a similar situation right now, he said, “That was a posh, voluntary house arrest. It was a very convenient, nice, big house because we wanted a shooting- friendly ‘manchaahi’ location. But I think everything changes the moment it is involuntary. And that’s when you realize that this is harder than the time I spent on location on the shoot. It’s quite a coincidence though how The Simpsons must have felt when they went predicting every event in the world.”
Ali recently returned to India, following four months of shooting in the US. He was not just geared for new projects, but also prepping for his wedding to actor Richa Chadha, which in the current scenario, stands postponed.
When asked about Richa, he said, “Sabki life postpone ho gayi hai, shaadi toh... let’s see what comes out of this in the new world. I hope we come out as better people, a better system, a better climate. I think there’s a major churning happening above, below, inside and outside... everywhere. It’s definitely a time to reflect.”
Admitting that he’s missing seeing Chadha, for whom he has been penning poetic mush online, Fazal says they’re happy “being responsible by following the rules”. The 33-year-old actor, who’s busy cooking, cleaning and reading, says, “Thank God for my boarding school, staying alone becomes bearable. I can live with myself.”
Ali also lauded the front-line workers and Mumbai Police for their support.
One fine day, Fazal stepped out in a Batman mask to help the needy. The DC fan that he is, he laughs, and says, “I was going to get some ration, some for my house and most of it for the needy. So, I wore that mask thinking that every day sab line mein lage rehte hain, wahi same mask pehne huay.. People are really harrowed and sad... I thought people will have something (different) to look at.”
Metaphorically speaking though, he adds, “There are a lot of Batmans out there who are doing real work. They’re cooking, there are essential food shop owners, doctors, nurses and they’re the real superheroes.”
Reportedly, their wedding was expected to take place in Delhi and was supposed to have many of their overseas friends, but now the plan will have to wait.
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