Artists Vasundhara and Rameshwar Broota prove no one’s ever too old for a fairytale!
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Artists Vasundhara and Rameshwar Broota prove no one’s ever too old for a fairytale!

Vasundhara stood by Rameshwar when his marriage was falling apart and married him despite family opposition

brunch Updated: Feb 13, 2019 20:52 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
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Rameshwar and Vasundhara Broota have spent 24 Valentines together. (On Vasundhra: Scarf, Bandhni, Ahmedabad; top: Hong Kong; trousers; customised from Khan Market; shoes; Hush PuppiesOn Rameshwar: Sweater, Calvin Klein; trousers, Raymond; shoes, Cobblerz; muffler, from an exhibition)(Raj K Raj)

Vasundhara joined Delhi art institution Triveni in the 1990s, where Rameshwar was a teacher. When Rameshwar’s marriage began falling apart, Vasundhara started helping him out, and simply being there for him.

“He was very fragile at that time, both physically and mentally,” says Vasundhara. “I wanted to take care of him.”

“[When his previous marriage ended], he was very fragile both physically and mentally. I wanted to take care of him.” – Vasundhara Broota

Soon, they decided to marry despite Vasundhara’s family’s reservations. “I felt sure about it,” says Vasundhara. “And we have proved everyone wrong. If the bonding is strong and your core values are the same, you can pass through any problem smoothly.”

Adds Rameshwar, “She is very open and outgoing, while I’m more reserved, but we have a great understanding.”

Love, hate, tolerate

Vasundhara: He is warm-hearted and genuine. But he sleeps so late!

Rameshwar: She is very straightforward and transparent. There’s nothing to hate about her.

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First Published: Feb 13, 2019 20:52 IST