“Madam Travelled On Our Honeymoon Without Me”, Anil Kapoor On Wife Sunita Kapoor

Photo: Humans Of Bombay/Facebook

Anil Kapoor is one of the finest actors of the Bollywood industry, a father of three children, out of which Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an actress, another one Harshvardhan Kapoor is an upcoming actor and the third Rhea Kapoor is a producer, and also an owner of a fashion brand.

Anil Kapoor has not left acting even at the age of 61 his acting keeps on growing. He is married to ‘Sunita Bhavnani’ and they’re together for 45 years. A very few people know what really happened between the ‘Jhackaas’ actor’s love life. In an interview with the Humans of Bombay, Kapoor’s tells us how both of them met, how she was a successful model and he was unemployed and they started seeing each other.

Read it in Kapoor’s words:

“A friend of mine gave Sunita my number to prank call me – that’s when I first spoke to her and fell in love with her voice! A few weeks later, we met at a party and I was introduced to her…there was something about her that just attracted me. We started talking and became friends. We used to discuss this other girl I liked – you know if I like her or she likes me?

And then suddenly, that girl vanished, leaving me heartbroken. So my friendship with Sunita became stronger because of a broken heart!
Little did I know that Sunita was the one all along – we organically started dating. It’s not like in the films – I didn’t ask her to be my girlfriend…we both just knew.

She didn’t care who I was or what my profession is…it never mattered.
She was from a liberal family––a banker’s daughter with a happening modeling career and I was totally bekaar!

I lived in Chembur and she lived on Nepeansea road, so I would call her and say ‘I’ll take the bus and reach in an hour.’ She would scream, ‘No come fast by taxi!’ then I’d say ‘Arrey I don’t have money’ and she’d say ‘Just come na, I’ll manage’ and pay for my cab!

We dated for 10 years – we traveled and grew together. She was clear from the start that she won’t enter the kitchen and cook. If I said ‘cook’ I’d get a kick! So in my mind I knew, I needed to become something before asking her to marry me.

I went through my share of struggles of not getting work… but there wasn’t any pressure from her side… the support was unconditional.

So when I did get my first breakthrough, ‘Meri Jung’ I thought now the house will come, the kitchen will come, help will come…I can get married! So I called Sunita and said, ‘Let’s get married tomorrow – it’s tomorrow or never’ and the next day, in the presence of about 10 people we were married!

 went for my shoot 3 days later and madam traveled abroad on our honeymoon…without me!
Honestly, she knows me too well…maybe better than even I know me. We’ve built our life; our home together. We’ve raised 3 children and been through all kinds of ups and downs.

But I feel like we’re finally dating now – our romantic walks and dinners have just begun!
I mean…we’ve been together for 45 years––we’ve had 45 years of friendship, love, and companionship.

They don’t make people like her anymore. She’s the perfect mother, perfect wife…and the reason I wake up every morning, motivated. You know why? When I ask her, ‘Arrey, yesterday only I gave you so much money’ she says, ‘Woh sab khatam ho gaya…it’s all finished!’ and I jump out of bed and run to work!”

Isn’t this a kind of a normal relationship between the two? Just like how they were when they had nothing, and now when they’re successful nothing has changed between the duo. This is a rare form of relationship we get to see these days, especially in the Bollywood industry.

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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