Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover had a grand wedding on April 30. The couple had a sumptuous celebration and a long honeymoon post that. They talk about their wedding celebrations, the drama around the wedding and claim to not care what the world thinks of them. Excerpts from the interview:
There was resistance from both families regarding the wedding. Right?
Bipasha: Yes, there was a lot of drama in our lives. A lot was created and a lot existed. We were in love and when our parents saw that we were happy with each other they realised we were right for each other. So, they were happy for us. There was a lot of news, we laughed it off.
Karan: Our parents were very supportive. There was no drama.
When did you realise you wanted to marry Bipasha?
Karan: There is so much that happens in your life. You realise what you need to change and that comes when you truly realise what you want and what makes you happy. She made me realise that in many ways. And I kept on falling in love with her over and over again.
The fact that this was Karan’s third marriage was brought up time and again. Did that bother you?
Bipasha: For me, as woman, the connect is more important while the paper (marriage certificate) is important to society. I have had bad relationships and maybe I am one of the lucky ones who didn’t sign a paper (get married) but that doesn’t change things. First, second, third... it’s sad to hear these things. People are so judgmental about a divorcee. It is a social stigma and sad.
No one wants a bad relationship, a failed marriage. One shouldn’t live in a sham of a marriage, which many couples do and I have seen such marriages. Today, one can divorce so that you don’t kill your spouse, instead move on and find love and life again. Just because you are married doesn’t mean you stay in a relationship where you are burdened and not loved.
When did you know that Karan was the one for you?
Bipasha: With Karan, I never had to be a certain way to please him. He has loved me for the person I am the work that I do, the personality that I am, flaws that I have. When he proposed to me, I told him I am not supposed to be married. I believe relationships aren’t only about marriage.
For me, the pheras are marriage. We had the same connection before and still have it post our wedding but for the world we are married. We have been deeply into each other for quite some time and we are best friends. We did what was best for us, the rest of the world can have an opinion which I don’t care about.
How does it feel to be married?
Bipasha: It’s not even been a month. We’re both excited and happy. I’m happy I took the decision of marrying the man I love.
Karan: She is still dreaming of exits and entries and whether there’s enough security and then she wakes up and I tell her, ‘Babe we have already done it.’
Bipasha: I worked so hard at organising the wedding without any planners. I did everything myself, right from the invitation to the food and decor. We didn’t let our parents work, just asked them to enjoy themselves.
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Bipasha: I don’t think like that. Work life and love life are two different lives. You can’t blend the two just because we are in the same field of work. I won’t take pressure for that as we didn’t come together to be a celebrity couple.
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