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‘Marriage for me is a private affair’

Actor Kim Sharma, who recently got married, was in India to celebrate her 31st birthday. The actor wanted to host a grand party as it was her first birthday after her marriage to Ali Punjani, a businessman based in Kenya.

entertainment Updated: Jan 22, 2011 02:15 IST
Minakshi Saini

Actor Kim Sharma, who recently got married, was in India to celebrate her 31st birthday. The actor wanted to host a grand party as it was her first birthday after her marriage to Ali Punjani, a businessman based in Kenya. Kim flew down to India from Kenya just to be with her family and friends on this day. “I am here to bring in my birthday with my parents and husband in Pune,” says Kim, who couldn’t have a grand party due to her husband’s father’s illness and her aunt’s demise.



She got married in August last year but kept it a low-key affair unlike many Bollywood celebrities who flaunt every bit of it. She reasons, “Marriage for me as well as my husband is a very private affair. After dating each other for a few months, Ali and I wanted to spend our lives together. It was all so sudden, the next thing I knew I was married to the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. It was almost straight out of a fairy tale.”



Kim Sharma

The big rock on her finger that caught everyone’s attention is her 13-carat wedding ring. “I don’t know how much it weighs, all I know is it is very special to me.”



Kim is enjoying her married life by being a ‘responsible’ wife. “I am in a very happy place. Ever since I got married, I feel a sense of responsibility, I feel more grounded and secure now. I love spending time with my husband. Running a house isn’t an easy job and running a hotel is even tougher. My day starts with looking after the household needs after which I spend the day at the hotel and with my husband,” she says.



Though she has settled in Kenya, her love for family and friends pulls her back to India time and again. “I am very much settled in Kenya but I keep shuttling between Mumbai and Pune to meet my dear ones.” Her husband owns two hotels in Kenya but she does not rule out the possibility of buying properties in India. “As of now both our hotels in Kenya need my whole hearted attention and I am busy learning the tricks of the trade. Right now I have no intention of buying a hotel here but you never know what the future has in store," she says.