The couple that caught everyone’s attention with the news of their affair have admitted to being in love for real. Along with being one of the most popular onscreen Jodis on Indian television Simar (Dipika Kakar) and Prem (Shoaib Ibrahim) of Sasural Simar Ka fame have finally decided to go public about their relationship.
Dipika and Shoaib reportedly fell in love while working together but since Dipika was a married woman then things couldn't work out between the two. After a bitter divorcee, her troubled marriage with her ex-husband came to an end in January 2015. Although, there were speculations of Dipika and Shoaib’s love affair, but none of the two actors confirmed the news, grabbing all attention.
In an exclusive interview with a popular daily, Dipika talks about their sweet love story.
She said, “I wanted to be sure that this relationship wasn't on the rebound. Also, we were getting to know each other better. No matter how progressive we become, being a divorcee has some kind of a social stigma attached to it in our society. I had that stamp on me. But he gave me that space and despite being aware of my past, never complained about it. He has in fact always respected that. Coming from a small town, even his parents never let me feel that. I have always longed for family. Ammi sends dabba for me when my mother is not there. I feel I am more close to his mom than him. Everything is positive and we are more at peace now. “Shoaib adds, “Also, a commitment bounds you for life if one talks about it"
Many people blamed her closeness to Shoaib as the reason behind her failed marriage but she always denied it. She added, "It's not mandatory that every love marriage should work; it can have its issues like compatibility too. Breaking off any relationship is difficult, almost traumatic. That's exactly what happened with me. My parents supported me and Shoaib helped me pull through those difficult times. We were not dating then."
The two shared a strong emotional connect and Shoaib shared one such incident that made him fall for her even harder, "My father suffered a brain haemorrhage. Being the only son, I had to be there for my mother and sister while my father was recuperating. Dipika supported us emotionally."
The couple is apparently saving for a big fat Indian wedding. When asked about her wedding plans, she said, "It will be a combined effort and we want to save enough for the nikaah. I want it to be a destination wedding and it has turned out to be his hometown Bhopal“ Dipika says, adding, “For now, I demand the next step should be a proposal, and that too for marriage."
Well, we wish the couple great times ahead!