Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Anas Rashid didn’t see his fiancée Hina before saying yes
Actor Anas Rashid, who will tie the knot with Punjab-based-girl Hina, says that he always wanted to marry a girl chosen by his family.tv Updated: Mar 31, 2017 17:43 IST
Actor Anas Rashid broke many hearts when he announced that he has found love. The actor, who is known for his show Diya Aur Baati Hum, will tie the knot with Punjab-based girl Hina, who is fourteen years younger to him. The wedding will take place later this year.
The hope in my mother’s eyes was enough for me to agree. After I said yes, I saw her picture and then a formal meeting was arranged. It was so awkward for us
However, what is surprising is that Anas hadn’t even seen Hina’s picture when he gave his nod to the proposal. “So ammi and everyone else at home had been asking me if I had anyone in mind for marriage. I told my mother that this is her responsibility now, since I don’t have time. So she told me about Hina and started telling me about her family. Then she was like ‘do you want to see her picture?‘ I said no. I wanted my decision to be based on how her family is rather than see how she looks. Also, the hope in my mother’s eyes was enough for me to agree. After I said yes, I saw her picture and then a formal meeting was arranged. It was so awkward for us. We were made to sit together...they (our families) gave us time to talk. I remember I was just looking at her. She was literally shivering. For both of us, this was a first. It all happened in a typically traditional way,” says Anas, adding, “She carries herself well, I was impressed the first time I met her.”
Many are wondering why he didn’t marry a girl from the television industry. Ask him about this and the actor says that he always wanted to marry a girl chosen by his family. “Everything happened very quickly. I am working in this industry aur agar bahu bhi kaam karegi, toh ghar pe kaun rahega,” laughs Anas, adding, “For my family, the fact that I am working in this industry is enough.”
While Anas is 38, Hina is 14 years younger to him. However, this is not an issue for the actor. “Hina had no idea about my age, neither did her family. They thought I am 25 or 26. Punjab mein agar kisi ko pata chalega ki i am 38, toh yeh hi bolega that I am very thin. I am young at heart. Plus, when I met Hina, I realised that she is so sensible even at 24. I hope our journey, too, begins with the same understanding,” says Anas.
Talking about Hina, Anas says, “She is a bubbly girl. She works as an HR in the Immigration sector. She is an independent girl and is modern too. It’s completely up to her if she wants to carry on in the same field once we are married. She has never seen Bombay and will take time to adjust. I will support her in whatever she decides.”
However, he needs time to get to know her. “We have not planned the wedding as of now. We will have a ring ceremony but we need time for the wedding. Hopefully, it will happen by the end of the year,” says Anas, adding, “Everything has happened so fast in the last 8-10 days. I am so excited.”
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First Published: Mar 31, 2017 11:15 IST