How do I keep my relationship strong?
Could this question be addressed to anyone better than Saif? Well, we didn’t get him, but we got the next best thing, Tanmay (!), to answer relationship queries on his behalf.brunch Updated: May 19, 2012 19:03 IST
I Saif Ali Khan, or as my girlfriend Kareena calls me, Chote Nawaab, present to you my relationship advice column. Do write to me with all your doubts and queries about relationship issues and I’ll make sure I answer them. Coz I have some time right now...
Let’s check out this week’s queries:Dear Saif,
I’m in a relationship with a girl who is half my age. Everybody keeps making fun of me. Please give me some advice on how to keep my relationship strong.
Since I was a child, my mother always told me one thing – a man growing old becomes a child again. It was only years later that I realised what my mother meant when she made that point. At first I was really confused – how did my mother predict the plot of Benjamin Button so long ago? Then I understood its true meaning. I can say from personal experience that as a man gets older, his inner child craves to be cradled within the cockles of a youthful spirit. Ignore what others say. Indulge in juvenile activities with your partner to keep the relationship childlike and young.
Dude. WTH. Not cool.
BRO I JUST GOT A NEW GUN. YOU WANNA LIKE GO TEST IT OUT SOMETIME. LET ME KNOW.
Go away Salman!
ABBEY, AYE BHAI KE SAAATH AISA KAISA BAAT KAR RELA HAI TU?
Go away Arbaaz. And Sohail, if you’re reading this – Lol, kidding. I know you can’t read.
I really love my girlfriend, but I’m not ready for marriage. How do I convey this message to her?
What you can do in such situations is this: Keep promising to her that you will marry her, but never really address the issue up front. If she ever brings up the topic of marriage, compliment her and distract her. You’re welcome.
HIII SAIIIIIIF WHEN ARE YOU AND KAREEEEEEEEENA GETTING MARRRIEDDDD ???? MWAH MWAH MWAH
You have such beautiful eyes. Yours sincerely.
I can never be in one relationship for more than three or four days. I love having sex. With several women. At the same time. What do you think? Do I have a problem? Or do I have a problem?
No one can have just one. I suppose. Yours sincerely, Saif.
My girlfriend keeps complaining about how I work too much and how I never have enough time for her. How do I make her understand that I’m just genuinely busy? Do tell me what I can do! I really want to know.
Most of these issues stem from the fact that she feels like her work isn’t valuable enough. What you need to do is listen to her and compliment her on her work.
For example – I always keep myself updated with all of Kareena’s work. For example her last movie before Agent Vinod was… uhh… that.. uhh… that one with.. that dude whose agent’s name is Aamir… and before that she did that 150 crore rupee movie where that robot dude gropes her… before that was… uhh… you get the point.
Sincerely, Saif Ali Khan
Tanmay Bhat is (a) co-founder of the popular comedy podcast All India Bakc**d (b) One of the first few Indian comics to perform at The Comedy Store Mumbai and London and (c) bad with women.
What do you think when you think ‘celebrity’: Cocaine.
What makes you ROFL? “India.”
Do you think you are a celebrity: “No, because I am in my chaddis at home.”
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First Published: May 18, 2012 19:07 IST