Actor Barun Sobti’s rugged look and intense character on Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, won him many female fans, but clearly his heart only beats for his wife, Pashmeen Manchanda. Barun married his childhood sweetheart two years ago, and in this exclusive chat, gives us an insight into their relationship.
How did you first meet your wife?
We were in the ninth standard when we met for the first time and have been together ever since. We were in love, but she wasn’t sure if she wanted to marry me. Later, when she went to Australia after college, and we both realised that we couldn’t imagine our lives without each other.
Tell us about the highs and lows in your relationship.
There haven’t been any lows as such, but like any other couple, we fight on and off. Having a long-distance relationship was the high. It was tough to stick by each other for five years, but we did it!
What quality do you think she doesn’t like in you?
That I presume things at times. She says, ‘How can you understand what I am thinking if I haven’t even told you about it yet?’
How has the relationship, and your love for each other transformed after marriage?
The cute thing about being in a relationship is that you always miss being around your partner. After marriage, the good part is that you’ve got them forever. You have everything you wanted, and there’s nothing more to achieve. As for adjustments, I think every relationship changes every day.
Who is the first one to apologise after a fight?
I don’t think there’s a count, but she’s quite practical and wants to make things better. So she’s the one who always makes the first attempt. Main mooh phulata hoon (I sulk). She needs to convince me to get back to normal (laughs).
What’s the most special thing you have done for her?
I don’t believe in materialistic gifts and grand gestures. Every day is simple yet special, and we keep each other happy. But once I went to Australia to meet her and we ordered food in a restaurant. The dish I ordered wasn’t that good so she readily switched her plate with mine. It was such a sweet gesture. Probably it was that moment when I knew, I wanted to marry her.