Actor Kunal Kemmu, who recently proposed to his lady love, actor Soha Ali Khan, in Paris, says the engagement was pre-planned but also something he did on impulse. He’s glad he managed to pull off a surprise.
“It had to be! I had to take friends into confidence in Paris to get me the ring. But I managed to keep my proposal plans completely hidden from Soha,” says Kunal.
The couple was on a month-long European holiday when the thought of proposing to the love of his life occurred to Kunal.
“We were on a holiday in Europe. We went to several cities including London and Rome. Paris was not part of our travel plan. I added Paris to our holiday plan so that I could propose to her in the most romantic city in the world,” he adds.
Kunal further says that Soha would often catch him smiling to himself as they travelled to Paris. “I had to use all my acting skills to hide my Parisian plans from Soha. But all the effort I put in was finally worth it when I saw her face after I proposed to her,” he says.
After Soha said ‘yes’ to Kunal, she took to Twitter to announce the news to her followers. Talking about Soha’s idea of sharing the news via an online social networking platform, Kunal says: “We both are basically very private people. We don’t like putting our lives on any social media platform. However, Soha took to Twitter to announce our engagement only so that she would be able to say exactly how she wanted to.”
“This is a very special occasion for both of us. And, Soha wanted to choose all the right words personally,” adds Kunal. The announcement has, however, opened up questions from family and friends as to why they weren’t taken into confidence.
In the couple’s defence, Kunal says: “We didn’t plan the proposal. I decided on Paris for the proposal on an impulse. And, I am glad I did.” Kunal denies any family pressure to make the relationship official.
“Neither Soha’s mother nor my parents have ever shown any anxiety about the profile of our relationship. They’re happy to see us happy,” he says, adding “Soha and I are like a married couple. We live together and share everything like a normal couple... We already feel married.”