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Shoaib Ibrahim on wife Dipika Kakar’s TV comeback: I want her to be at ease with her decisions

Actor Shoaib Ibrahim, who got married to Dipika Kakar in February, says that marriage is ‘their’ priority.

tv Updated: May 23, 2018 18:14 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Shoaib Ibrahim,Dipika Kakar,Sasural Simar Ka
Actors Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar, who fell in love while working in TV show Sasural Simar Ka, got married in February.

Actors Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar had a fairly tale wedding when the two tied the knot in Shoaib’s hometown in Lucknow in February this year. They fell in love while working on Sasural Simar Ka and dated for five years before getting hitched. Having been married for almost three months now, Shoaib says that “nothing much has changed” and they are playing it by the ear. In a candid chat, the actor talks about how their bond has strengthened, their honeymoon plans, the idea of Dipika getting back to work and more.

So, how has married life been so far? Have things changed much?

Dipika and I have known each other for a long time for anything to change much. It’s just the formality and tagging the relationship with the marriage brand that has changed. But yeah, I feel we both have become more caring towards each other and there’s more love [now]. Also, the fact that we live together now and come back home to each other is a beautiful feeling.

White is Eternal, So Are We! 💑 @ms.dipika #dodilmilgaye

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How would you describe yourselves as husband and wife?

She’s most definitely a great wife; she enjoys cooking for us, taking care of us, and loves doing all the household stuff. The happiness shows on her face, which I love to see. As for me, I’m trying to be a good husband. Ask Dipika if I’m managing to be one.

You resumed work soon after marriage, while Dipika isn’t doing any show as of now. What is she up to?

Oh, she’s not alone at all. She has more time than I have with Ammi, Papa and Saba (Shoaib’s parents and sister). They are a riot when together. In fact, I miss out on all the fun they have. Poor me! (laughs)

When can we expect to see Deepika back on screen?

Marriage is our priority — hers and mine. Why does the onus lie on her alone to make it work? We both should invest as much in it. For Dipika to come back on screen is completely her call. I don’t force her into anything. I’d love to see her overloaded with work. I’m very liberal that way. I have no issues with her working even more than me. I just want her to be happy and at ease with the decisions she makes, but she’ll need something good to mark her comeback.

You were planning ‘something special’ for your honeymoon, so what’s happening on that front?

I’ll not reveal that right now. I have a few destinations in mind. However, as I’ve started shooting for my new show, we may not see the honeymoon happening anytime soon. But, I promise Dipika that it will be special and fun whenever it happens. I’m lucky to have a wife like her who completely understands that.

First Published: May 23, 2018 17:16 IST