Soha Ali Khan is one happy woman after her engagement to her long-time beau Kunal Kemmu, but the 35-year-old actor reveals she still hasn’t replied to his proposal!
So you are formally and finally engaged to Kunal Kemmu?
Yes. Neither of us is used to all this. My mother (actor Sharmila Tagore) is right when she says a formal engagement is not for the couple, but for others. We’ve been together for five years. Now we’ve made a public commitment, and there was an implicit promise that I made to Kunal when he proposed to me.
What was that promise?
He did ask me if I’d marry him. But I was so excited on seeing the beautiful ring, I went around showing it to the five friends who were with us in Paris. I forgot to reply to his marriage proposal. I still haven’t actually answered. Kunal has been joking about it.
What’s your current state of mind?
I don’t know why, but I am very happy. Maybe the ring on my finger has something to do with it. We all have all these notions about ourselves. I didn’t want any formal sanction to my relationship with Kunal, so I am quite disappointed to know I am quite a traditionalist and a romantic. I always thought of myself as a practical woman who doesn’t care for social sanctions. But here I am, enjoying this.
Are you two getting married?
We don’t have an answer to that. We need to take a serious decision. Of course, my mother has now already started planning our venue and menu for the wedding. Kunal is a little disturbed because he thought he had bought himself four years of time with the engagement ring but maybe we will surprise ourselves by going into the next level of social sanction faster than we had planned!