Actor Shakti Arora couldn’t be happier. The actor, who plays Onir in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta, admits that he has finally found the love of his life. “I am in love with Neha,” says Shakti about actor Neha Saxena, who he met on the sets of Tere Liye in 2010. Both played an on-screen couple in the Star Plus family drama. And as luck would have it, the two connected off screen as well.
“We had an amazing chemistry on the show. We also became good friends. People would ask us if we were together. But nothing was brewing between us then,” says Neha, who currently plays Preeti in Sony’s Amita Ka Amit. Although the two loved spending time with each other, they didn’t take things forward at that time as Shakti was going through a broken relationship, and hence, wasn’t looking for another one. In fact, Shakti admits that they even tried to fix each other with potential dates. “But it soon became very filmy and we realised we liked each other. Yet it took me around a year to actually convey my feelings to her. We shared a platonic relationship till then,” says Shakti.
However, it was around six months ago that the couple confessed their love for each other. Shakti says, “We decided to make it official. Perhaps it took so long, because I am a bit commitment-phobic.” Shakti has introduced Neha to his parents and they’re planning to get married soon. “It should happen in six to eight months. We both are very happy,” says Neha.
Ask Shakti what he loves about Neha and he says, “She won me over with her cooking skills.” Neha, on her part, finds his honesty and calm composure most appealing. “But what I like even better is that he doesn’t like to watch cricket matches, so we hardly fight!” she adds.