Courtesy : BCCL (Times of India)
While, some weddings are always talked-about days and at times, even months before they happen, there are some shockers that come out of nowhere. It seems the last couple of days has been full of them where on hand, actor Yami Gautam got married to director Aditya Dhar, and on the other hand, TV actor Ankit Gera got married to Rashi Puri, an NRI from Nigeria.
Talking about the latter, the wedding happened on 5th June 2021 in Chandigarh and it was indeed a huge surprise where the image of the newly married couple was shared. Now, Gera opened up on this 'secret marriage' and what led to it in an interview with ETimes TV.
He said, “It’s an arranged marriage. We are family friends. Our parents were looking for suitable partners for us and that’s when they suggested that we should talk. We started talking in April and soon developed a liking for each other. She flew down to India around three weeks ago before the wedding to meet me. Even though it was a short span, we got to know each other better and decided to take the plunge.
He added, “We are poles apart in every aspect. Rashi had no clue about my work as an actor. She liked me for who I was as a person and not for my profession. That’s what made me fall in love with her.”
Talking about the secret and small wedding with only 10 people in attendance, Gera said, “Our families had zeroed in on a date in December as they wanted us to get married as soon as possible. Kab Covid jaayega, kab sab normal hoga. I will be turning 34 in September and it’s an ideal age to settle down. So, I decided to have a lockdown wedding, which was attended by people who matter to us.”